I don’t get to photograph families with small children very often. I love doing military photo sessions and add in children and it is golden! This family reached out to me and wanted to schedule a family session with them in their uniform and daughter. I was so excited! At our pre session consultation mom and I couldn’t stop bouncing ideas off of each other for the shoot. She had sent me some inspiration photos of what she would like to get but left it up to me to capture what I thought. With children you can NEVER mimic a photo you see off Pinterest. Most of those photos are either heavily edited in Photoshop or it was a lucky catch. I told mom that we would try to get something similar however I would never copy another photographer’s work nor would it be the exact same.
At the session I wanted to make sure mom’s vision was being played out. Miss V was so smiley at the consult and she brought those smiles and giggles to the session too. I could have snuggled her all day! She is such a cute baby! Those cute cheeks won my heart! If I could pick a personality to be in every child for photo sessions it would be hers!
We started photographing and everything fell into place. The weather was beautiful! The sunset was pretty once it started setting. I was so happy the family chose that location to shoot at. I have only shot there once before and was itching to shoot again. Beach and mountains in the same location in Hawaii for your photo session, you can’t go wrong with that.
Dad was such a trooper during the shoot. He let mom and I run with our thoughts and was up for anything that I suggested. Want to know the best part of this session? Mom, dad and baby girl all had perfect smiles, you knew that they loved each other and they were all happy to be there taking pictures with each other as a family. I can’t say how much fun it was working with them. I honestly think it was Miss V’s adorable smiles that made me even more excited than I already was!
Thank you both for your service! You have a beautiful daughter and I cannot wait to work with your family again!
Here are a few of my favorites from the session! *Names has been removed for safety.*