Kim and I had been planning her family photos for weeks. We finally set the date, the location, outfits and the makeup artist. It all finally came together and the day had arrived.

Kim sat at her kitchen table getting beautified and pampered by Dana of Cheek to Cheek Makeup & Hair Artistry. Next to her sat Savannah mesmerized by Dana's work. Dana and Kim are both in the wedding industry. Dana owns Cheek to Cheek Makeup and Hair Artistry. And Kim a wedding coordinator and owner of K Rae Events. So along with watching magic happen we were able to hear them speak about their passions and their common connections in the industry. John ( Kim's husband) is Owner and Chef at an amazing local restaurant, Cafe Firenze. I think it's so great that Savannah can grow up watching her parents pursue careers they are passionate about and listen to them talk about it and work hard at making them succeed. In between the watching and listening Savannah and I made sure to take silly selfies and play a few rounds of Hide N Seek and Tag!

It is important to me to spend time with the children of the families that I photograph. Wether it be, like this session, before the session or spending the first 15 minutes of the session. It is imperative that the children trust me and see that I am there to have fun with them. If I start out as this person hiding my face behind this big black box yelling "SAY CHEESE!" that can be intimidating and confusing for kids. If I am able to spend that little bit of time interacting and making a connection with them before the session it makes for a much more memorable day. 

The photos at the end of the day will tell more of a story and create lasting memories for the whole family. When family photos roll around again everyone  will be excited about it!

As you can see from our evening, there were plenty of memories made. There was not a bit of sunshine in the sky. In fact it was the first cloudy day we had had in months, it felt. But as you can see from these photos, Savannah was all the sunshine we needed. There were MULTIPLE dance parties, swinging, telling stories, smelling flowers, exploring, hugs and kisses. Then to end the evening, Savannah and I spent the ride home singing the Frozen soundtrack. 

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