I was so fortunate to have the opportunity last fall to do a family photo session in the Kansas City Rivermarket with this darling party of five! I originally met Wendy when she took my in-person basic photography workshop, and she was super sweet, so I was thrilled when she asked me to do a family photo session for them! They were all so laid back and so much fun to spend time with, and their sweet dog, Salvy (named after one of our awesome Kansas City Royals players), was so well-behaved during our session. I’m an animal lover, so I absolutely love it when clients include their beloved pets in their family photo session!
These twins couldn’t have been cuter. They were kind and sweet towards each other, which I always love seeing in siblings. Who doesn’t?!? I loved spending time with them because they are close in age to my own daughter, so it was fun being around other kids who reminded me of her. And, seriously?!? Look at those smiles!! And their gorgeous eyes! Their eyes are the most amazing shade of blue… so clear and so incredibly beautiful.
He was such a good sport about photos. He might have had other places he would have rather been, but he gave me the greatest smiles and laughed at my jokes (which is always a plus in my book!).
This little beauty LOVED my camera… and it loved her right back. She was a true natural in front of the camera. She came up with the cutest poses on her own, which made me laugh (at her goofy/just being silly poses) and made my heart swell all at once. I love how fun and innocent kids are at this age.
It’s not really a secret that sometimes men aren’t quite as excited about doing a family photo session as the woman in their life might be. But this dad was different. He never looked annoyed or looked at his watch (at least that I saw) or acted like he’d rather be getting a root canal than having his picture taken. He was so easygoing during our entire time together. He genuinely had fun with his kids, and I think his love for both of his cuties comes through so perfectly in the images we captured. I was so impressed with how awesome he was during their session that I mentioned it to him at the end of our time together. And he sweetly replied that the session was a gift to his wife for her birthday and that it was his gift to her to enjoy the session. He also told me that I made it easy to enjoy the session, which was an incredibly kind compliment.
See what I mean about her eyes?!? Oh my word!!
The love this mama has for her kiddos is so special. She’s beautiful on the outside, but I could tell even during just one photo session with her that her inner beauty matches what everyone sees on the outside. And I know her twins see that inner beauty in everything she does as a mom.
We ended our session in the Kansas City Rivermarket by capturing this image of mom and dad on their own. If the kids are old enough to be away from their parents for a few moments, I always love getting a quick pic of mom and dad without the kids. After all, it was just the two of them before it was the four of them… and I think that’s a pretty special thing to document and remember.
If you’re in the Kansas City area and want to have a family photo session this fall, I’d love to chat with you! I can be reached by phone/text at 913-940-4121, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the Contact link at the top of this page. Thanks so much for stopping by!