I first met this wonderful family last year at their mini session, and I was so thrilled when Catherine contacted me again this year to do more family photos! I can’t tell you how fun it is seeing the growth in families that I shoot from year to year, and seeing Bodie again was no different! He’s gotten so big, and he was still a little ball of joy : ) That is, when he wasn’t getting his picture taken… haha. As Todd put it, it was one of those shoots. The kind where, no matter what we did, Bodie wasn’t going to sit or smile nicely for the camera.
In all honesty, though, after trying whatever we could, we just ended up rolling with it. Because that is life with a toddler. And my ultimate goal for family sessions is not simply to get that nicely posed smiling picture, it’s also to create a memory. To create a series of images that documents the fun afternoon we had… the freezing wind, all the laughing, the antlers, the mess of the oreo, Bodie hardly looking at the camera… just being them. Enjoy the Deeken fam : )
They wanted to get some picture by the Historic White Barn in Park City, but we quickly realized the wind was not going to be very kind!
When we first arrived, Bodie didn’t want to wear a hat and gloves. But after a few minutes, he totally obliged. Haha.
We snapped a few more, and then decided it was just too cold.
When Bodie realized we were heading back to the cars, he was more than happy…
We decided to take some pictures in their home, which had some nice big windows for natural light. I was a fan of the windows.
After a bit, Bodie figured laying on the floor was a good idea. So Catherine and Todd slipped down beside him, which I thought was a great idea. These ended up being some of my favorite photos of the session.
Break time for an oreo.
I love Bodie’s face in this one. Haha.
Blowing kisses : )
To finish off, we headed outside and snapped a few more. Thankfully the wind was gone at that point.
Favorite : )
Ill end on this one… a perfect example of how much Catherine and Todd love their son : )