Documentary photography doesn’t just happen at home.
Another Valley Forge family photo session that I’m in love with. I photographed this family for the first time when their oldest was a tiny little newborn. From their very first session, they have felt like old friends. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph them two more times – at a laid back documentary session at home and when their son joined the family. Every time is an absolute treat and I walk away photos that feel like tiny treasures.
This was the first session that happened outside of their home, but mom still made it feel relaxed and easy. We met at Valley Forge Park just before sunrise and they shared a picnic as the sun came up. (Hooray for clients who are morning people!) After that, we explored the grounds, played in the stream, and picked flowers to fill the mason jar that they brought along for just that purpose (genius!). I love this family and I feel so lucky to get the chance to take capture their happy spirit year after year.
Some of my favs from the morning.