>When I am invited to photograph a family I try to meet with them before the actual photo session. I so enjoy getting a feel for each family member in the comfort of their home environment. A person’s home can tell you a lot about a person and especially their personality.
During this visit it is always fun connecting with the children through playing and chatting. This is really a benefit on the day of the photo session. Kids have to be comfortable with a new person, especially one hiding their face with a big black camera, to enable them to be at ease and be themselves on the other side of my lens.
This week I finally got the pleasure of photographing a very special family. We meet 4 weeks ago and weekly we kept having to delay the photo session because of the abnormally cold weather here in Bend OR.
During my visit to their home I was instantly drawn to two little smiley boys, Boone who is almost 2 years old and Chance who is 9 months old. Their liveliness and energy was uplifting.
Boone and Chance’s parents, Carolyn and Jeff shared with me their story of how they adopted Boone at birth. Finally they were parents to a beautiful boy. Their world even became more perfect when Boone’s birth mother called months later to say she was pregnant and would they adopt Boone’s brother. Today both boys have each other, a beautiful home environment and even more special, a Mom and Dad who are so in love with them.
The photos below are just some of what I got to capture this week at their home.
Thanks Jeff, Carolyn, Boone and Chance for showing me your beautiful souls!