This sweet family has been having me capture them for the last few years. Getting to work with clients that come back year after year is such a gift. I love the opportunity to get to see how the children have grown and changed. It's great to get to know them a bit better as well. These girls were much more comfortable being themselves with me this year. Each time we connect they are even more relaxed and I love that. I have gotten to capture them several times now!
We laughed a lot this year despite the freezing temperature that we had on that day in late October at the Falmouth Audubon Society (which is an amazing place full of fun activities for kids. If you haven't been there you should totally check it out!!) The wind was blowing and the girls were such troopers despite it all! Most of the trees were totally bare of leaves, but we found one tree near a building that held the most brilliant colors! The backdrop turned out to be gorgeous for the family portraits! We also found a tree that had small orange berries on it. I loved the way they showed up as color and texture in the portraits. Having a beautiful backdrop full of color adds another dimension to what would be a totally different portrait session without them. It's one of the things I adore about living in Maine, so many great backdrop choices no matter what time of year.
The images of the girls laughing (both alone and together) against the barn board walls of the house there on the property are some of my favorites. I adore Teagan's freckles and Maggie's huge smile when she laughs!! That setting lent itself to really focusing on the portraits of the girls faces without any distracting elements in the image. I always want to have a few of these close up type of images in every session.
I have so many families that get in touch with me year after year for sessions. They tell me how much having these images on their walls beings them joy every day. It is the memories with our family that are the fabric of our lives.
-In dreams, Jen