What an incredibly busy summer it’s been here at Summerland Photography. It just seems like the weeks are flying by, and I’ve so, so many beautiful sessions to share. I thought I’d start it off with a super fun one near and dear to my heart. This family made a three and a half hour trip from their home in Eastern Oregon for their family portraits. The mom is a talented photographer herself from Brown Road Photography. She’s one of several photographer family sessions I’m blessed to be doing this summer.
It always means a lot to me when a peer trusts me with their own portraits. I know how hard it is to put yourself in another’s hands when you’re used to being behind the camera lens and not in front of it. Even more important as a mom, who is also the photographer, it’s not very often you’re actually in the pictures with your children and family. So I’m particularly mindful of capturing those moments for them. It’s also super helpful to have the perspective of experiencing family portraits yourself, so you know what your own clients go through for each session.
In this case it was blazing hot with triple digit, make-up melting temps, two boisterous (and adorable) boys constantly on the move, and a husband who may or may not want to be there, lol. And like most moms she was worried we didn’t get a thing. In other words, it was just like every other family portrait session on the planet.