Today I am excited to share a super fun and sweet in-home family session that I did while up in Iowa this summer! This session was a special one, as mom and I have a friendship that goes all the way back to kindergarten. (Which began the day we showed up to school wearing matching winter coats, haha!) She now has a wonderful husband, two beautiful girls, and a big-loving moose of a dog. 😉 They have all kinds of fun together! We decided on a few key activities for their in-home session that really capture what they love to do together at this time in their lives. These activities included snuggles, reading, painting, baking, and a backyard water balloon fight! Two hours of non-stop fun passed quickly by at their session! There were belly laughs, sweet snuggly moments, and great memories made!
One thing I love about in-home sessions is that everyone’s personalities shine so brightly when they are relaxed in their own space. And this session was no exception! There were no awkward or forced moments, just a relaxed flow that kept everyone engaged with each other. Their only job was to simply have fun and enjoy each other. Speaking of shining personality- these girls sure brought the sunshine and silliness to this session! And little sister took every opportunity she could to plant a big kiss on someone! 😉
I am so excited to be designing a beautiful album right now for this family so that they will always have these images to look back on in the decades to come. As life keeps moving and their girls grow up, get married, and have kids of their own, they can always open up this album and be right back in these moments. Right back in this chapter of their lives.
The everyday is often messy, tiring, and just downright hard. But these pictures show what is really true through all of that… the incredible blessing of the love they have for one another. And at the end of the day, even though the laundry may be perpetually unfinished or the to-do list longer than the hours in the day, they have each other. And remembering that treasure helps keep all those other lesser things in the proper perspective. I feel so blessed to be a part of helping families see and remember this beautiful gift.
If you are interested in this type of in-home family session experience, I would love to hear from you! Contact me here– I’d love to chat with you about creating something unique and special to cherish forever of your family!
Karissa Michele is a Round Rock family photographer specializing in authentic, emotive, lifestyle photography. Serving Round Rock, TX, Hutto, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, and North Austin.
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