I have been waiting for a few weeks now to share this session with you. Brook booked this session as part of my Harvey Mini Sessions. She and I had been trying to coordinate a family session since she was pregnant with her second little girl. I was so excited to work and spend time with them.
I was anxiously awaiting to see what Brook had decided to wear. The week of, she had been texting me several wardrobe options and all of them were spectacular. In the end she chose a flattering blue top that hadn't even been one she had shown me. All this did was confirm to me that her closet is where I need to shop. The girls were dressed in matching pink skirts and white tops. Their oldest, Reese, was immediately ready to show off for me and very outgoing. Brook had already warned me that Kai, the youngest, would be a tougher nut to crack. However, just a few minutes into it and she was running around, chasing her sister, and giggling at tickles. She is just a more serious and introspective soul than her older sister who is more exuberant. I see this pattern in my own girls too. Maybe it's a birth order thing...
Ron was like most men, skeptical. I quickly assured him that this wouldn't be lots of awkward sitting and smiling. I explained that my style was more about telling a story and capturing natural interactions. I cracked a few jokes and may have mentioned grabbing a beer and soon he was swinging and throwing his giggling and beautiful daughters. I may have even sneaked in a kiss or two between mom and dad.
Mini sessions can be tough because you have to quickly get everyone to warm up. In a usual session, I tell clients not to stress in the first 10-15 minutes. Those first few minutes can feel like a date. Everyone feels a little awkward, little unsure, little self-conscious. With a 30 minute session you have to get everyone over that hump in a matter of minutes. This adorable foursome rocked it. (psst....video is at the bottom)