Back in October, I met up with this special family to capture an extended family photo session at the Arnold Arboretum. When I first talked to Mom, she expressed to me how important this family photography session was to them. The family had lost both grandfathers within just two weeks of each other the year before. Needless to say, it had been a tough year for everyone. But, it also made them realize how important family time is. Not only spending time together, but capturing and documenting those moments in photography.
Extended Family Photography Session
October in Massachusetts is always lovely, but the foliage on the day of the photo session was especially beautiful as we all met up at the Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale. The morning of the session was misty and dreary- so much that I momentarily considered rescheduling the session… But as the day went on, it worked out so well. The slightly overcast light was beautiful. On an overcast day, the sky is like one giant, softbox that creates a really flattering light.
I love all the beautiful smiles I captured in the candid moments of this session. The family looks so happy and, after such a tough year, it is nice to see them with such big, genuine smiles. I hope these photos bring them lots of happy memories when they look at them for years to come.
Family sessions like this one remind me of the beauty of family. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time can fly and how quickly things change. So quickly, children grow and change. And, of course, it’s so heartbreaking when cherished family members pass away. That’s why I take my work as a family photographer so seriously. Family portraits and family photography is a way to pause that passing of time, if only for a moment. In a photograph, you can capture those sweet smiles, the spontaneous kiss from a brother to a sister, the laughter shared by family members and the time they can spend together. In a photograph, you can preserve those moments and those memories. And years later, you can be transported right back to that time when the kids were still small, and when their grandparents were still here. It gives meaning to my job and I am so thankful when I can stop time through my photography. Even if just for a moment.
Grandparents are always welcome at my family photo sessions! Don’t hesitate to reach out now for a spring or fall family photography session! Even though it feels like winter will never end, spring family sessions and fall family sessions are my most popular seasons. They book up quickly, so don’t be afraid to book your session in advance!
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