The Smith Family – Vancouver, WA Family Photographer
Welcome to the Smith Family Jammies and Campfire Session!
I have to admit, this session stretched me a bit! I’ve never done this kind of a staged session, and I am so pleased with the outcome!
When I was told what kind of a session this amazing family wanted, I was incredibly unsure of how to pull it off. I immediately began researching on Pinterest to see if any other photographers had done something like this. While I came up with a few examples, most were not quite what I was looking for.
Mindy and I met for coffee to discuss exactly what her desire for the session was. She told me that she wanted a fun and authentic session that showed the family as they are in their favorite atmosphere.
Camping and Jammies.
She began to tell me what their family time is like when they are all out together camping. What kinds of foods they eat, the games they play, and other activities they love.
As we discussed her session and what was possible to do, we decided that we should do a campfire, and marshmallow roasting.
On the day of the session, each family member showed up with their new jammie pants! It was fun to see what everyone had chosen to represent themselves in the session.
We did the session in their backyard, where they had already built a firepit! Wood was brought in, marshmallow sticks were fashioned, and the laughter started.
So much silliness from this little fella!
I have been photographing this guy since his newborn session.
You can view one of his sessions with his gorgeous mommy HERE.
This family was such an incredible joy to photograph! They definitely stretched my comfort zone, and creativity as a family photographer!
The time I was able to spend with this family is priceless. They were so sweet and kind, and they made me feel right at home with them. I was worried I would feel like an outsider looking in on family time, but it was quite the opposite. They included me in their inside jokes, in their conversation, and in their daily lives. I received so many texts back and forth with this family over this session, they feel like my people. <3
I hope more families choose to do these types of sessions. I feel as though the family was very relaxed, and now has a documentary of them in their favorite atmosphere.
What do you think of this type of session?