These lifestyle family photos have got to be some of my most favorite and authentic from the past year.
I spent the morning with this sweet family, getting to know their kids interests, watching them play and cook as a family. Dad is in the military so for now they are calling the Cleveland, OH area their home until their next adventure in another state. Mom is passionate about homeschooling and runs Growing Up Creative, a bilingual learning and homeschooling blog. I love following their Instagram feed to see all of the amazing children’s activities they come up with.
As a former preschool teacher, I loved seeing all of the learning through play going on at their home. Mom had an amazing vision for what moments they wanted to capture in their Cleveland, OH home, down to the outfit changes. I typically like to capture photos of newborn lifestyle and family lifestyle sessions in bedrooms, playrooms and anywhere else there is great window light. We spent our lifestyle session playing, reading, learning, jumping on the bed, and cooking apple pancakes. And that is exactly what these sessions are for: being real, comfortable, and meaningful. All of things you want to remember; I’m just a fly on the wall with a camera giving little directions here and there. We even did some outdoor family portraits so they could capture the fall season, which they enjoy as they’re Florida natives. This family is intentional and loving in their every day, and to meet them and spend time with them was pure joy.