One of my favorite things to capture in a family photo session is realness. Realness can be hard to achieve when a session begins with the goal of a 'perfect' portrait with everyone looking and smiling at the camera. But when mama is a photographer from Massachusetts who you met at a lifestyle photography workshop, you know she appreciates the real stuff.
And oh did these kids give me so much real! When they looked at my camera, it wasn't with the intention of pleasing me or mom and giving us a picture perfect smile. When they looked at my camera, it was to share a piece of themselves with me. I got some silly, some serious, and some sibling rivalry. I also captured love.