There is a circle of women here in Muncie whom I just adore. They are smart, funny, well-traveled, well-read, love life and relish their roles as mothers. My association with them started when I met Noelle, continued with getting to know Molly and now extends to knowing Jessica and her beautiful family.
We met up late last month for a family session. As Jessica explained, she faced the dilemma of all mothers. Lots of photos of her cute kiddos. Many, too, with her sweet husband. Few, if any, with her also in them. Mothers out there, take this session as your cue to join Jessica in joining your family for a family session. I know you don’t want miss out on capturing yourself as part of memories this sweet. Trust me on it.
We started our session at the Minnetrista Farmer’s Market because the Gestwickis are frequent patrons. I loved the idea of capturing a slice of their everyday life like this. The kind of photos that Alex and Leo may look back on and say, “Hey, I remember doing that!”
Adorable Alex who knew ALL the vegetables I pointed out to him as we walked around. I love seeing a kid who knows his way around a garden. How many kids can I say that about these days, huh? From there we walked the lovely grounds of Minnetrista and captured some cute shots of Jessica and her husband, Paul, with their little guysSpeaking of cute, consider this your official introduction to Leo. His middle name should be “cute” with a capital C :) This photo is just begging for an “Addddoooorable? Who, me?” kind of caption – haha When I asked Jessica if there was anything specific she wanted me to capture during our session, she shared that she wanted a record of this moment in time of her family. “Two frazzled parents trying to juggle work and kids and all the innocence and eagerness and curiosity of the kids at these particular ages.” We got silly for a few frames so I could capture exactly that ;) I shared this in the family’s sneak peek but I wanted to share it again because I love it so much Love Alex being such a great big brother in these next two With every family session, I pull the parents aside to capture a few solo shots of them. Often times they’ll say, “Really? Just us?” and kind of laugh. But I think it’s so important that two people remember the love they have for each other as much as the love they share for their children. And some day, your kids will absolutely cherish images like these. Because, as is often the case, there are too few of them. At 3, Alex is in to all the stuff that little boys like him adore — Legos and rocket building and sword fighting, OF COURSE! Jessica and Paul, I hope you enjoy these images. I loved getting to know the two of you better and your boys are so sweet. And Jess, maybe we can pick up those knitting needles together again some time soon, eh? :)