I was SO excited for this session with Lindsay, Matt, & Peyton. Lindsay wanted to schedule family photos before her husband Matt deployed for another tour of duty, and she chose the park location for their session.
I first worked with Lindsay and Matt for their maternity session at the gardens when they were expecting Peyton. I ran into them when they leaving the hospital at the same time I was arriving to photograph a birth of another client. Fun fact: my client went into labor which pushed their induction, so they were leaving because of that! I photographed Peyton as a newborn right before his daddy deployed. I saw them again for Peyton’s First Birthday session, and then again for Mother’s Day and Santa. I LOVE this family, to say the least. They’re amazing, and such wonderful people!!!
I sent off the style guide to Lindsay, and we met up the evening of their session at the studio. I have clients follow me to the location we’re shooting at within the park so they don’t have to worry about getting lost or trying to find it. Just another way I keep my sessions as stress free as possible!
When they arrived, Matt was in uniform as he had come from work. Lindsay asked if we could take a few photos with him in uniform, and I was happy to do so. I know I speak for many when I say I’m so thankful for their service. It’s not just the men and women in our armed forces who serve, it’s their families too. Military families sacrifice so much to serve our country, and I am endlessly grateful to them.
Matt changed into his clothing for the session, and we started shooting. With toddler boys, I have found the best sessions are the ones in which we play! Wrestling, tickling, hide and go seek, running, walking, riding on daddy’s shoulders, you name it. Keeping them occupied and having fun is key, and we’ll get genuine smiles and laughter from it. I want your child’s personality to shine, and in order to do that, they need to feel 100% safe and comfortable. Play is the number one way to achieve that.
When Peyton was “over” the session and just wanted to collect sticks, I took the opportunity to photograph Lindsay and Matt as a couple. I try to do this during every family session. Before you had children, it was just the two of you. Someday your kids won’t be living with you anymore, and it’ll be just the two of you again. Your love deserves to be documented too, so let’s do that!
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Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.