Portraits: Berry Family

When Leah contacted me to photograph her family I was thrilled.  When I found out her family included a 4 month old and nearly 5 year old, I knew it was meant to be.  With a 6 month old and nearly 5 year old myself I knew I was uniquely qualified to capture their growing family.  Unpredictable babies and ornery preschoolers are my specialty, I practice working with them every day!  We held the session on a beautiful fall day at JC Raulston Arboretum along with everyone else who had the same brilliant idea.  There were at least five weddings going on and no less than two million other photographers, but we staked out a secret little spot and got some gorgeous family moments.  I had a lot of fun with the kids, and those incredible blue eyes!  Could have photographed them all day.  Baby Russell was adorable and content to be posed this way and that once he realized we weren’t going to force him into tummy time the whole session.  Adorable Amelia was the quintessential five year old, posing on her own terms, eager to show off and extremely helpful.  If I ever need an assistant I know who my first call will be, I’m pretty sure I could pay her in lollipops!  This was a great session for me as I learned some new photoshop skills.  I combined two different images to get the one below of both kids looking straight up, and you’d never guess.  I really enjoyed working with the Berry Family, they were fantastically easy to work with and clearly in love with their little family and it definitely shines through in these images.

 

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