There is something really special when you shoot families that you have known and grown with. We have definitely grown with Savvy-Sav…we shot her portraits when she was a year old! It still blows our minds every now and then that this little rockstar princess is in school. Like, legit school, not preschool. We have been trying to push “lifestyle” a lot with our people. There is nothing wrong with the typical family portrait, but when it comes to sticking out, and shooting from the heart, we prefer the lifestyle way. For one, it’s more fun for us to just go out and follow people around. We could pose and stage and pose and stage, but you probably won’t get the genuine smiles like you’ll see here. Secondly, we ARE magicians in that we capture time. She will never be this age again…. and for one day, we got her eating ice cream, walking in a cute downtown, going to a park, playing and painting with her beloved bears. Sure we could’ve stopped at all the spots we were going to anyway, but again, the images would not be the same. She got to play with her Mom, for a whole afternoon. Nothing but playtime. She got over us after a while, and accepted that we were there for playtime too. In fact, I would dare say it took her less time to warm up to us than a typical family session would have.
But still… This session was so special. We were so thrilled to be a part of this. Here’s to more years of watching our family grow. 🙂