I get asked quite often if I do family portraits, and my answer is always “Not like you’ve probably ever seen before.” A family portrait can be so much more than a photograph of a group of related individuals sitting on a beach in skillfully coordinated polo shirts smiling into the camera. To me, a family portrait is a photo of a 2 year old messing up the bed her Mom just made by jumping on it. It’s a photo of a new father’s terrified expression as he changes his newborn daughter’s diaper. It’s a photo of a mother, chasing after her toddler, who decided now would be a great time to run in the opposite direction. It’s a photo of a family where they’re most comfortable, in their own home, no matter how messy it is, surrounded by the ones they love. That’s the kind of family portrait I make.
Here’s an afternoon I spent with Alex, Andrew, and Sienna, making family portraits.
this is what family photos should look like! super well done!
Gosh, these are all so beautiful. One of my favorite family sessions i’ve seen all year.
YES! This is how family photography should be done. Natural, relaxed, fun.
These are all so fun… Family Love!
precious! and inspiring <3 also… OMG that house, that window. love!
What a very special set! Heather they must be over the moon! i love that house too
This is amazing. Thats how family photos should be done.
Awesome set and I’m so, so in love with their home!
The one where the little girl is looking out the window at the cat made me stop in my tracks. I love these images. 🙂
Gosh, love these. And your description of how family portraits SHOULD be is spot on. Wonderful work.
This is to beautiful. I want to be a kid again.
You should definitely do family photo sessions, you do them very well!
Love these images, Heather! That little girl is the cutest and it looks like it was so much fun!
What a sweet shoot – lovely work!!
Totally sweet- especially the cat out the window shot!
I just got a little teary eyed! I’m having a little girl next month and I was picturing myself in these. well done Heather, I love these.
Um, I think they’ve won the “Happiest Family in America” award. 🙂 Love that house too! 🙂
Such happy and fun moments you catured Heather. I love it!
holy amaze balls!