Mama + Son = FUN!
I dare you not to smile while you look at these photos! Seriously!! How adorable is this little boy!? For this session, mom just wanted to have a great time. She and her little guy just played and were completely themselves. I can just hear his sweet giggle when I look at these photographs. That is one thing to keep in mind: family sessions capture moments of our lives that we wish we could freeze in time. Our kiddos all have precious, quirky, special things they love to do that make them exactly who they are. Incorporating their passions and personality creates genuine images like these.
For this session, mom and son explored a private ranch in Petaluma, California. The natural beauty of the Sonoma County landscape is contrasted with this little boy's spacesuit and gnome costumes in such a way that highlights his fun-loving personality and this incredible mama who is clearly embracing all the joy he creates. This session inspired me to sometimes remember to take a moment (or TWO!) to just be present in the fun of childhood. I may even need to get my own gnome hat!