When Kasey first emailed me about setting up a family session to document their youngest’s 18-month-milestone, as well as get some family photos of their family in their new home in Indiana, I thought that either she was playing a joke on me or that maybe I should be playing the lottery.
Now, why would I think it was a joke? Well, because we have the same name, we’re both from Michigan (and the same area of Michigan, too), and her last family photos were taken at the location we had our wedding reception. It all just seemed so perfect that we might fall into contact with one another that I thought it was too good to be true!
Turns out, it was true… and it was still amazingly good! Looks like I should’ve also played the lotto that day! 😉 Both new to Indiana, we connected through email and met for their session just a couple of weeks ago. Kasey warned me that the kids might struggle through the session – it was close to bedtimes, the end of the school year, and a family trip to Disney. Family photos were the last thing on the minds of all people ages 6 and under. 😉
With a few snack breaks, conversations about Spiderman, a quick break with Dad for the littlest little, and some flower picking, we made it through with no problems and what started out to be just a photo shoot turned into an adventure at the park complete with wildflower bouquets, rock throwing, and even some romping through the grass fields.
I absolutely adore working with families – it’s the best of everything. You get to work with couples AND with kids. Does it get any better than that? I used to focus heavily on couples and really enjoyed the emotional connection between them and working with adults. This was when my day job consisted of working with kids for 8-10 hours a day. When we relocated and my education/youth work position came to a close, I found that what I missed the most was working with kids. It’s funny how the balance shifts as life changes.
With shooting families, I get the best of everything…. and I get to work with kids. As a fellow middle child, I connected with the brother in this family and he absolutely made my evening. He held my hand as we crossed streets, excitedly chatted to me about his Spiderman shoes and his other favorite superheroes and characters, and even helped me shoot some photos of his sister and mom.
So to the Anderson Family, thank you for inviting me to spend the evening with you in the park and without further adieu, I give you… a look into their family session. <3
casey and her camera is an Indianapolis Family Photographer specializing in couple, lifestyle, senior, wedding and family photography for Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.