A couple weeks ago, I hosted some Splash Pad minis. I had a set of cousins I chased all around the splash pad and playground at Todd Beamer Park. I love capturing kids in their element and a splash pad and playground is about as "kid element" as it gets. This time is so fleeting! I love being able to freeze this time for parents, and I hope when they look back on these images, they remember the sound of their kid's squeals and shouts of joy while running around having fun.
I wanted to do mommy and me mini sessions for Mother's day because I think it's so important for mom to get in the picture with her babies. I know I love the images from my childhood where my mom is in the picture with me and I wanted to be able to provide that to other moms. Alexis and her children were my first ones and they were adorable. Full of energy and ready to get all snuggled up!
I've known this family since I was maybe 13 years old when I started babysitting the oldest boy. They continued adding to their clan and I kept playing and watching them. They are all incredibly athletic and hard workers. I am so glad I got to capture a little bit of who they are right now. The oldest left shortly after we took these pictures for basic training. Mom just posted that he graduated the other weekend! So proud of him and all his hard work! Also, isn't Lindsey's hair to die for???
Gina found me through the Neighborhood app when I posted there about blossom sessions. I had so much fun meeting her and her son and getting to know them a little bit. They're a sweet mother, son team and just seemed to click together. Her son is right on the edge of growing into that young man instead of a boy and I'm so glad I got to document them before they move into the next stage of teenage-dom.