This is why in-home newborn sessions are so special. While Mom was feeding baby girl, Big Sister took her Dad into her room to play.
Bringing home your first child is world-changing. Suddenly you have another little life, one that you have been gifted with caring for, loving, teaching. It is an adventure, an adjustment and, the most wonderful feeling in the world.
Bringing home baby number 2 brings with it a whole new set of wonders. It multiplies the love within your family, it takes your life of three and turns it upside down as you adjust to life as a family of four. There is the sleepless nights, and the joyful exhaustion of chasing a toddler through the day. But there is so. much. love. and joy! There is the delight of watching big sister grow to love her little sister. Of watching her learn how to cherish and take care of someone else.
When you hire a photographer, often times your expectation is posed, smiling faces, with everyone looking at the camera. And I am the first to tell you that there is nothing wrong with those images. Not at all.
But. . .
And here is the big but! That is not what I do as a photographer. I take your life as you live it and I freeze frame it. So that in years to come, when your house is spotless and quiet and you are remembering what was, you have evidence of the joy of your family.
I take you beyond the stress of making sure your kids are sitting still and behaving. Of wanting everyone to stop and look and smile at the same time. I take you beyond the backgrounds and props into a world of real.
One of the questions I am asked most often is"What happens if it is raining, or too cold, or cloudy?" My response to that is usually, so? Yes we all want pictures with that perfect golden light streaming down in the background, we don't want to have to worry if our kids are wearing enough layers and we don't want their toes or fingers or noses to get cold.
But. . .
Your session can work even in the rain. . . splashing in puddles anyone? Or in the cold, these snowshoeing pictures were taken when it was -20 C outside. Yes the kids are older, but it worked and it was fun.
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What do you do when it is "too cold" to play outside, and you'd rather not? Well, you find the left over nuts from Christmas and your slingshot and have a war with your brother!
It is the little things that make them feel grown up. That give them a sense of belonging, of contributing.
Letting her make dinner wasn't hard and it allowed her to feel special, appreciated, big :)
We are raising them to be responsible, capable big people. And well often it is easier to just do it yourself, there is value in letting them. Even though it makes more of a mess, even though it takes longer.