Happy Fall, ya’ll! Well, almost :) I can’t believe it’s already the beginning of September, and that we only have a few months until Christmas!
Fall is my favorite time of year and one of the most sought after times for family photography, but before we get too deep into the season of crisp air, pumpkins and apples, I wanted to share a lovely Wake Forest family session I had the privilege of photographing this summer.
When Camissa and John first approached me about doing a photo session for their family, I knew it was important to get keepsake memories for them, as their oldest was getting ready to go off to college this fall.
Being a mom of two now, I have a deeper understanding of letting your baby go off into the world to make his own way. It’s a scary and proud moment, also coupled with being sad realizing that your lives will always be different now that he is older and trying to make it on his own.
I loved getting to know the members of this family and seeing their personalities come alive before my camera. There’s nothing better than following a 3-year old around as he makes faces and giggles and then shows me his prized possession of grass and sticks. It was great!
One of the best parts was capturing the love shared between Camissa and John. Without much coaching or direction, they fell right into place when I asked them to come together in front of my camera. It was very evident they had a special connection, as John made Camissa laugh in a very natural and real way when he whispered in her ear, and they were able to pick on each other from the years of inside memories and jokes they shared.
It warmed my heart to witness the love they have for each of their children. As I photographed each son and daughter with John, I got to see a glimpse into the relationship he had with each of his kids. You could tell by the way he interacted with them and hugged them tight that he’d do anything in the world for them. Likewise, when we got images of Camissa with each son/daughter, I got to witness a protective, loving mom look adoringly at her babies (especially toward her grown ones!) There’s nothing quite like a mother’s love – it’s strong, powerful and unchanging.
I enjoyed the family session so much and feel blessed I had the opportunity to provide memories they can have on their wall for many years to come. My hope is that every time they walk by their images, they can be proud of their family and remember the connection they have with one another.
Thank you all so much for asking me to document this sweet time with your family. I wish all the best to you, Bailey, as you start your first year of college!