daadaoui family

Nicole (of Shop Bisby) and Mohamed welcomed me so warmly into their home and Nicole said "Hi!" while immediately handing over sweet Malik. I was thinking yes, this is my dream client- someone that trusts me to hold their baby before I photograph them, someone that knows how badly I want to hold cute babies before I get to work. I like to get to know my models. ;)
Their beautiful home was the best backdrop, with their moroccan inspired style and incredible textures. Their love as a little family unit was so breathtaking and just fun to watch. Malik, of course, stole the show. I mean, come on. His hair and big dark eyes, and that gummy smile oh my goodness. 

Family story sessions include photos and videos, so I get to capture those sweet giggles real time. Don't miss the Daadaoui's family film below!

harvey family

Mandy, Mark, Amelia & Owen. These four made my whole month.
This session is in my top favorites and has painted a perfect picture of what I want my work to feel and look like. I love love love the playfulness, the comfort and the imperfections. The genuine human interaction. This we carry with us through all of our days, I am sure of it. This love and warmth, this belonging. Be still, my heart.

I walked into their home and they were gracious and warm and then went right back to their business. This was a DREAM for me because real life is my goal. Not perfect life, not posed life- the feeding your kid breakfast and putting the baby to sleep life. This is what we will remember; exchanges and interactions, love and kindness and patience. Parenthood and childhood aren’t perfect. Why should we try to make it look that way? Isn’t there more beauty in the reality of it all? I find more beauty there. I hope you can see it too.