Mothers and Daughters : Family Photographer

September 2, 2010

I have been pretty absent from the blog, this is mostly because of my incredible backlog of work. I made a mistake that I will never do again, I took on 5 shoots in 6 days and I have yet to recover a month later. The wedding business and Austin Fashion Week (by the way, we WON!) has kept me extremely busy these days. While a family shoot may not seem as as exciting as some of the high fashion and concept shoots that I have been doing lately, spending the evening with this family was incredible. They were relaxed, comfortable within themselves and made me feel as though I was one of the group. When I finally got around to editing these photos, I was reminded of what I love most about photography. Its PEOPLE and their LOVE for one another.

Here are a few of their little ‘wildman’ whom has the sweetest personality. He’s pure boy, likes to climb trees, run around, balance on ledges, tumble down, and then laugh out loud.



I love this moment with grandma, I think he’s briefing her on his daily adventure. And she seems like the best listener. 



And a few of mom and dad, who are in just as in love as all the couples I photograph who are about to tie the knot. I hope I still smile at Chris like this in a few years, which I don’t think will be a problem since he just seems to get better looking every year.


And the entire clan.


I call this the ‘Sopranos’ shot.


And the what really happens.




Towards the end of the session, I took some time to capture Kris and her mom. I adore these images, I will tell you why in a sec. 




Kris and her mom mom look so beautiful and like such strong women. I love this next image of them, it really speaks to me. I can only image the stories, history and a strong bond between these two have, it just emanates through this photo.




Here is a little slideshow if you want to see more.

So I am going to go call my mommy now for a quick chat and say how much I love her and then get back to work.