The Anglin’s Fort Worth family session took place early in the morning in Flower Mound. I prefer shooting in the early morning or evening in order to take advantage of the softer, golden light that we all adore. Another plus to morning sessions is walking away looking your best for the rest of the day!
The anglin family
I have had the pleasure of working with the Anglin’s since their oldest, Xander, was still in mom’s tummy! From 2017 to now, every session that I have with this precious family becomes my new favorite! Our first session together was a maternity session, since then we have covered just about all of the bases. I captured Xander’s newborn photos, milestone sessions, and lots of family sessions in between. Then when Eli came along, we did it all over again and loved every minute of it. As a photographer, there are always certain families that you have a soft spot for, that is the Anglin’s for me. They have offered unwavering support to me over the last four years and I hope we get to continue to create these magical moments together for a long time coming!
Having the opportunity to grow with a family truly is the most unique and rewarding aspect of being a photographer. I have made some lasting bonds and friendships with my amazing clients that I cherish! It is so fun to see how fast kids change from one session to the next. Documenting their growing personalities through photos is so special. Xander and Eli never fail to melt my heart with their sweet smiles.
Outfit choice for family photos
I love the outfits the Anglin’s chose for their Fort Worth family session! The fact that Amber is a pop of color in the group really draws your eye in to the photos. Burnt orange, denim and navy blues is a classic color combo and works especially well in the fall season. Tying in the subtle oranges in the trees with a pop of warmth in your outfits is genius.
When I first started shooting my clients, I always imagined doing documentary sessions one day. It’s like being a little photojournalist but for families. Do you ever just see your kids playing together from across the lawn or maybe you’re giving your husband a long sweet hug in the kitchen after a long day. Those moments are precious. One day you might not live in the same house and your babies will be grown before you know it. Don’t you want to remember them someday or even show them to generations to come.
This year I gave myself a few goals. One was to get my own studio (more on that later) and the other was to be creative. I want to shoot what makes my heart happy and I am so excited to share this with all of you These are called “Family Lifestyle” sessions or “A Day in the Life”. When you schedule one of these documentary style shoots, I want you to feel relaxed. I know, nothing about family pictures with your kids is relaxing but hear me out! I don’t want coordinating outfits, I don’t need anyone to stay pristine. No shoes, no shirt, no problem y’all! I just want to come over and hang out with you. Follow your kids playing or helping mama cook. Daddy mowing the lawn or the babies having a bubble bath.
SO HERE IS THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
I will be offering half-price documentary sessions all Summer long! For just $175, I will come to your family home for a couple of hours to capture your memories in your most comfortable setting. All edited photos are included and will be sent to you in a digital gallery with a release to print AND an added discount on an album!
To show you my vision, I was lucky enough to know the perfect family to try out one of these sessions and I couldn’t be more in love. Thank you so much Sammie Sean, Graham, and Harrison for letting me hang out with you for the morning.
Getting to see a family become a family is a special experience. I met a gorgeous strong woman last year while she was pregnant with her son. Her name is Madeline. She was graceful and beautiful and I fully credit her with my maternity session boom. Her session was amazing and still one of my favorites. You can see it here and I’m sure you will agree with me 100%. She was fantastic! Fast forward to this past fall when she asked me to take family photos of her and baby Mateo. Not just any family photos. Their first family photos.
It was a cold morning but these 2 were bundled up and stuck it out like troopers. Mateo couldn’t get enough of the camera. Looking adorable in his fuzzy hat. We wandered around the park and snuggled in the blankets. We played with leaves and sticks and had all the fun that early morning. It was such a great experience to see this young woman go from being pregnant and excited to meet her baby to being the perfect mommy for her son. Two puzzle pieces that were simply meant to be together.
Being a single mom is not easy. My mother is law was a single mom of 5 boys and just hearing her stories of all the crazy moments, all the fun moments, and all the wonderful memories is amazing. All the credit in the world to single mothers out there doing everything they can for their families. I know Maddy was nervous about taking these photos being just the two of them but I think their perfect. This is their family. This is their life. I know when Mateo is older and graduating from high school, he’s going to see these photos and say “Wow. My mom did so much for me.” and he won’t be wrong. Miss Maddy, you are a genuine, kind, caring person and it’s such a joy to see you be a mom to this little cutie.
Here are some of my favorites from this family session…