Becca lives in Seattle with her husband Drew, but was coming to Spring Hill to celebrate her mothers graduation for her hard earned Masters degree. Her oldest brother and his wife were also flying in from Hong Kong to celebrate the occasion and visit their mom, their other brother and his two adorable kids who live in Spring Hill. She wanted to capture this special time for their family in an extended photo session.
So I made one major mistake in booking this session, but thankfully Becca was kind enough to forgive me. She left me a voicemail very clearly stating that she lived in Seattle but was traveling to Spring Hill and wanted to book a session. Without thinking, I returned her call just after dropping my kids off at school one morning, and left her a voice mail. It did not even occur to me until later that afternoon that because of the time zones, I had called her at some ridiculously early hour of the morning. So lessoned learned...consider clients time zones before returning calls. LOL
I really enjoyed capturing this family. They were so much fun to hang out with and get to know. The love between them was so apparent. I also thought they did an awesome job (thanks to Patty I believe) of coordinating their outfits. They all looked nice together without being too matchy, and I love that they included some layers with the scarf and jacket. Blue is also one of my favorite colors for clothing for portrait sessions because it looks nice agains a green background.
I really was looking forward to the session before it even began because Becca had given me a head start. I always ask a few questions about a family when they book a session. Most of the questions are not required, because I know how busy families can be, but when filled out thoroughly, as Becca did, they help me to get to know the family better so that I can better capture them with my photos. I have a hard time putting into words why this helps, but it does. I guess it kinda helps me feel a connection to the clients, even before we've met, which somehow helps me to capture them better. One thing Becca wrote that stood out to me was "We have been through SO much over the years, but no matter what...we will always have each other." That's what I tried to capture in these photos is that feeling of togetherness even though the live so far a part. I hope that I was able to do that.
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