So we meet again, dear blog readers!
The topic of discussion for today is none other than the Coleman children, a super fun clan from Fort Worth. If the name or faces look familiar to you, it’s because I’ve photographed this family before.
They’re familiar to you because they are they are MY kids. Lol.
I was so excited to start thinking about the style of session I wanted to create for our fall portraits of my children. Last year, I went with a Matilda Jane Clothing style and this year I decided to go more classic. Robin at Janie and Jack in Southlake was my clothing angel. I drove to the J&J store in Southlake Town Square by myself with the three kids during lunch then nap time.
2) Set expectations, prior to the session… I told the boys they’d have bare feet, asked them both not to touch Sommer (she has a tight personal space and fusses when it gets invaded), and that I expected them to obey right away and with a happy heart.
3) Brought a brush, small photo friendly treats (broken up banana chips), and cool water.
4) Dressed them upon arrival to the Kimbell Museum parking lot, in the van, with the air conditioner blowing on high. I removed one captain chair so we had some space to move around.
5) Made sure Sommer got her early afternoon nap.
6) Talked about the session all day long (even to Sommer), detailing how things would go so there were no surprises.
7) Empathized with them that they did not want to do this, but explained that it’s VERY important to me and it’s a way to love their Mommy.
I brought their new favorite (unattractive) little skateboard. The idea sounded better in my head than in reality. I thought it’d be fun for one kid to play on while the others were being photographed. HOWEVER. Sommer just wanted to play on it the ENTIRE time. Rookie mistake.
Dawson is my little model. LOVE LOVE LOVE this image in black and white.
If these incredibly adorable portraits have inspired you, give me a call so I can capture your family portraits this fall. Call/text 817.395.2512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.