Documentary family sessions are such a beautiful way of documenting your family in their most natural way. There's not posing, no cheesy smiles - just me capturing you just as you are as you go about your day. It's also so great to just go with the flow especially when you have young kids!
Because (as I'm sure so many will know!) sometimes when you have a one year old, things don't go to plan (actually make that most of the time!).
This was exactly the case with Aislinn at what was meant to be her first birthday cake smash session. Instead of making that big, sweet sticky mess that makes for super cahuute photos, she decided that,"no", she does not like cake with pink icing and she especially does NOT like getting that icing on her little hands.
Instead she likes sliced peach instead. And you know what? She doesn't mind one bit if that sticky, juicy peach drips down her face and all over her arms because peach is delicious. Much more delicious than cake!
Dad, Michael, tried his hardest to get her to try it. Pushing an icing covered straw in her face which she eventually started eating. But still refused to touch it.
And that's life with kids. It's messy, but maybe not in the way you'd think ;)
This is the second time I've had the privilege of photographing the Wilson family and I just love them so much! I've included a bunch of shots from their session and I honestly wouldn't be mad if I did more of these kinds of sessions. There's something just so fun about capturing a family in their space. I loved capturing their 'normal' and getting to know them just that little bit better. It was also so nice to see some of the photos from our last session hanging on the walls and in frames. It's such an honour to know that these images will go down in their family history <3
Take a peak at the images below to see how much fun we had!
If you're interested in a family session head to my contact page and send me a message! I’d love to get to know your family and capture you in your most authentic way <3