This family… what can I say other than amazing. I know their father was missing from the pictures (work can get in the way… hahaha). But this shoot was about a Papa and his girls! As my father is no longer with us to enjoy my boys growing up, I’ll be honest to say there is nothing more that warms my heart than seeing the love and connection between a grandfather and his grandchildren. Especially these particular girls as you can tell the love they have for him, but also the love they have for each other. These girls are quite different in personality and talents, yet they are quick to state that they are each other’s best friends! And to me that is everything.
“Sis-ter - a person who’s been where you’ve been; someone who you call when things aren’t going right; is more than just family; a sister is a forever friend”
I just love watching and letting the kids just be themselves. I want the parents to be able to look back at their pictures and not only see the beauty within their faces and smiles, but to remember how much fun they had at the session. I want the smiles and laughter to be genuine and so that is why I will always do the “smile” shot of everyone smiling at the camera and then I just want to watch and capture them in their true nature so that you see their personality shine through the lens. And I really believe that is what this session was about. They ran, they laughed, they ate jujubes (a delicious Canadian candy gummy treat).
This mother and the girl’s Papa will look back on these images and remember a priceless time in their lives that was uncomplicated and unrushed! It was a time where they were able to run free in spirit.
And that is why I love what I do.
Enjoy some of the magic we created that night.