Laughter, smiles and a serious face

I have another session highlighting the beauty of last fall. Here in Cleveland, we had great weather even into November when this session took place. The subjects are dear friends of mine who I’ve known for my entire life. Having that kind of connection makes my job easy – natural expressions and images just fall together with little effort, or so it may seem.

I spent time watching this family interact and I saw their little boy open up to our little plan of having fun in their front yard. He laughed, smiled, and frowned and I saw what makes him tick and what makes him excited. Some of my favorite images from this session are the images of him in action. We included their handsome pooch in a few shots and I think he performed quite well *disclaimer, I’m sadly allergic to most dogs, but Barnabas and I get along rather well*.

Another great part of this session was the special request for some mom and dad shots. I always love when parents ask for this because I know how rare it is to have photographs of both parents alone after kiddos come along. I often recommend taking a moment or two to steal some shots while the kids play. I don’t think parents ever regret this choice and I hope to always include this option in my family sessions.

Is it important to you to have a couple shot included in your photography session package? What images are most important to you and your family?


  1. These are simply beautiful! I love how you captured their love for each other.

  2. Thank you so much, Emily!

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