This adorable family just relocated from Florida to Fairfield County, Connecticut! Talk about a huge change! We had so much to talk about since I recently relocated from the South to Darien. We traded stories about DMV nightmares, dealing with winter weather (her hubby Jeremy LOVES the winter being from Great Lakes region), and settling in to the Northeast. Ashley is the cutest little Mama and I was so excited to work with their family. We did a phone consultation regarding wardrobe and she selected the perfect attire for her family (as I mentioned in my last blog post, wardrobe is SO crucial for defining the overall look of your portraits). Their little boy Donovan is celebrating his first birthday this week (Happy Birthday sweet boy) and was such a delight! He was happy and content, even though we were pushing bedtime to get the best light (which you can see was worth it...gah we had the prettiest night ever).
When it came to location for their family session, she wanted something "Connecticut" Since she is from Florida and admittedly have much nicer beaches than we do, we opted for a beautiful green meadow filled with wildflowers and butterflies (and even a deer from time to time!). I covered everyone in organic bug spray and they happily treked down the trail to my favorite spot at my favorite park- Waveny Park in New Canaan, Connecticut. They were naturals in front of the camera just soaking up time as a family and playing together! Jeremy was so cute being the proud Dad and taking "behind the scenes" photos of his little boy when he wasn't in the photos himself.
As always, I made sure to take extra time photographing Ashley and Donovan. It is so important to me to document moms with their children as so often, we end up being behind the phone taking photographs instead of living in them. We become the "faceless" member of the family...we know she is there, but isn't seen since she is Mom and also "Family Photographer!" I love those motherhood moments more than anything. I try to capture all those sweet hugs, kisses, tickles and smiles that only come out for Mom.
This session turned out to be my very favorite outdoor session so far. Everything just came together so perfectly from location, to lighting, to wardrobe, to relaxed clients. Thank you Ashley for letting me capture this momentous occasion!
Kristin Wood Photography specializes in natural light luxury newborn, maternity, child and family photography in Darien, CT and surrounding areas including Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Stamford, New Haven, Manhattan, and Westchester County.
I would love to begin planning a portrait session for your baby & family. Whether you want an outdoor beach or field setting or a cozy in studio or in home setting, we will design the perfect session to suit your family. Sessions are relaxed, cuddly, emotional and authentic while.
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