Powell Wy Family Photographer | A Sunday Breakfast at Home

Sometimes it’s the ordinary moment, one you live every day, that turns into a cherished memory.  A family photo session doesn’t necessarily involve a pretty field, blanket, and coordinated outfits.  I  asked a friend if she would volunteer her family for a little project of mine, and she bravely invited me into her home to photograph their Sunday breakfast.

We kept it simple, pancakes and bacon.  Pajamas, bed head, a cuddle on the couch.  These things are every day occurrences that I was able to make into lasting memories.  Big brother often helps the little guy out of the crib right after he and Mom spend a few minutes watching cartoons and chatting while everyone else sleeps.  Dad got to sleep in a little bit, so I hung out in the kitchen while Mom and the boys whipped up some pancakes.  After the session, Mom mentioned that I was there to witness the first pancake flip for both boys!  Big bro handled that spatula like a pro.

With breakfast cooked, it was time to wake Dad up (as usual) by a shout from the stairs, and then it was family time.  Little boys always love their Mommy, but it feels so special to see the bonds with their Dad.  They don’t stay little for long, so I’m glad I was there to save that moment for them.  After lots of laughs, a few strawberry stems ingested, and many funny faces made, it was time for Jenga and some books.  I love how every family turns an event that occurs in most homes into a comedy routine.  And yes, the 2-year-old knows what the fox says 😉  A pillow fight rounded out the morning.  Everyone had a blast tossing pillows at each other.  I think…the little guy wasn’t quite sure what was going on!

It was a relaxed photo session where I was able to just sit back and let the family be themselves.  We are already making plans to capture the everyday beauty of their backyard when Spring decides to visit Wyoming.  I’m excited to see what fun activities they do in their own backyard and to document the everyday beauty!

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A Day in the Life | March | Northern Wy Family Photographer

For the last few months, I’ve been thinking about taking a different direction with my family sessions.  I have always admired the work of photographers such as Colie James and Kayla Maltese, but lately I’ve found myself drawn to them even more for inspiration.  When I realized that I could take a workshop called Telling Stories with Lifestyle Photography with Colie, well, it took me about 2 seconds to find the page.  We are in week 2 of instruction and let me tell ya what…this workshop is worth every penny.  Colie is open and honest with her feedback while encouraging us constantly.  I am definitely pushing myself and discovering that I have a LONG way to go and so much to learn!

This week’s assignment was to capture a day in our life.  I had hopes of going to do something new, something out of the ordinary, but a kid recovering from the flu and the other with a nasty cold limited what we did.  So.  This is a collection of images on our normal lazy, don’t get out of your pajamas until noon kind of Saturday.  You’ll see that both kids were so tired that they wanted to nap before lunch (well, Sean did at first, ended up eating fruit in his room, and not napping!)  We had lots of tears, a little boy that some how ended up in my bed the night before, and some torn stickers. They still played a lot, convinced me to build a tent, and logged some couch time.  We ventured outside to walk to get the mail, but it was too chilly to stay out for very long.  I started with 433 images, culled them down to 44 last night, and chose what you’ll see below to show you a day in our life.  My hope is that you can follow our story!  Enjoy 🙂ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage