I have to say that 99% of the time, family sessions are booked by Mom. She does all the coordinating, from making sure pants match shirt to making sure aunts and uncles arrive on time. The moms want the beautiful portraits that they will treasure forever and I KNOW (being a mama to three rambunctious boys) how difficult getting everyone to nap, eat, potty, and keep their “picture clothes” clean JUST long enough for our session is exHAUSTing.
So. I have to give even more props to out-of-the-area (in this case out of state) moms who contact me about sessions we need to coordinate during family vacations! Tabitha is one of these amazing moms, who I happened to meet on a mom’s only facebook group via a mutual friend. When her family was visiting relatives in Riverside, CA, we met up at Fairmount Park for a session! Didn’t all the clothing coordination work out perfectly? Everyone looks wonderful without being too “matchy-matchy!”
Her two active girls have the most amazing eyes and glowing smiles, especially when I did some of my trademark embarrassing dancing to get their attention! (Let’s just say there’s a reason the camera is pointed in YOUR direction, folks! LOL)
Tabitha and her hubby also borrowed one of my Organic Bloom frames to help announce the gender and amazing name of their nearly-here baby boy! I love being included in special moments like this!
And, since we’d only known each other “electronically” before that day, we had to take a selfie to commemorate the occasion!
Thank you, Baker Family, for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family!