T Family Documentary Session – September 25, 2018 | Drayton Valley Documentary Photographer
Well helloooooooooo! It’s been a while, but the world’s most inconsistent photography blogger has a new post 😉 And this one was created in record time…I mean it, less than a month after our session I’ve got this family’s photos blogged?! What? I actually don’t think that’s ever happened. But these photos and the story they tell turned out so amazing that I couldn’t wait any longer to share them with the world.
I first photographed this family two years ago when their youngest was a newborn (see that session here). Mom contacted me a couple months ago and basically said that after they had recently moved they realized they had no decent recent (hey, that rhymes) photos to put up on their walls of the kiddos. Well I was happy to help, you guys all know that’s my jam, so we set up a date. And then we rescheduled. And then we rescheduled again. The weather would NOT co-oporate (said every family photographer in Alberta this fall). They actually ended up cancelling dinner plans last minute so we could reschedule again because it was the only decent day in about three weeks of rain, sleet, snow, and/or wind.
Our time together consisted mostly of following their two daughters around as they did everything from climb trees to picking dandelions to riding those beautiful but giant beasts that terrify me just a little (also known as horses). As we were finishing up our photos their oldest daughter uttered the cutest phrase I think I’ve ever heard a preschooler say: “Mom, can we have a spot of tea when we go inside?” …I can’t even. I giggled and asked if that was a regular thing and mom assured me it was. Well, I couldn’t leave without photographing that too, so we extended our session a bit and got a few shots of tea time. It was dark so we only had indoor lighting to work with, but what the photos lack in perfect light they make up for with adorableness and authenticity. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed shooting and editing them.
I was informed that it’s always a “spot of tea” and never just “tea” with these girls. Cue my heart just melting. And what a perfect way to end an evening spent in the crisp fall air. I have to say that repeat clients are some of my favourites to work with; I really feel spoiled being able to see how the kids have changed, or in this case how they’ve learned to walk, talk, and ride horses! Get in touch with me if you’re interested in preserving a day in your life the way it is right now (the way this family did). You won’t regret it.