The sweet Payne's let me into their home and proceeded with a normal afternoon. So much loveliness and joy in it. From reading books to baby sister getting a sink bath, their family film is one of my favorites. Watch it below!
The sweet Shipley's are so good at simply being themselves in front of my camera. I have loved the honor of documenting their growth as a family- since big brother was a tiny newborn. Now they're a party of four and that much more complete.
creating family stories is what feeds my heart, what makes me want to work harder. I draw so much joy out of working with loved ones and catching their subtle interactions. And even more joy out of capturing my favorite family as they have grown.
the Fowler's are our dearest friends and neighbors. I had the privilege to capture Goldie's first year of life in video and now we're on to baby brother's first year. time is flying by and I know how sweet and special his whole film will be next summer. I sent them their video last week and Taylor told me that Goldie cried when she saw it. (total heart melt) if it can move a two year old then I hope it can move a few of the grownups out there! that emotion is what drives me to do this.
enjoy Vale's three month lifestyle session- don't miss the sweet film at the bottom!
everything about their home is so magical and intentional. from the greenhouse Peter built for Kate out of old windows to the precious little leaves and insects in vials and bell jars all through their home. Kate & Peter's home was what my dreams are made of, inspiring and welcoming and warm and fascinating. not to mention the bond these two have. their strength and playful lovingness was so so fun to witness and capture. I feel I'm bettered by having gotten to know them.
they were our hosts and amazing tour guides during our trip to Portland this spring. the night we got in town, we all stayed up having some pretty serious life story talks until 2am. and we woke up feeling like we had all been friends for years. we have never been so sad to end a trip and leave some amazing friends 30 hours away. hopefully next year we will visit again.
Their sweet girl, Harriet, turned two a couple of weeks ago and I had the privilege of being there for her birthday morning. They went about their normal activities and it was just perfect. From cooking breakfast with her dad, to watering plants with her momma, I think Harriet had a great start to her second year. Full of so much love and appreciation of her sweet self.
Ashley talks about our session-
"I really like that we're not doing anything big or grand. I like that we are just putting her clothes on her and you get to see her little arms shoot up into her sleeves. Or that she's making breakfast with her daddy like she does everyday. Or sitting in my lap looking at flowers that we grew. Those are the memories that we want to remember, and will remember. That's what we're going to look back on and to actually have video and photo of that is really special."
"Molly is such a kind person and so good at what she does that you don't even really notice she's there, it just makes you slightly more aware of the moment. Which is a really cool part of it- is that we're doing our normal things but it feels just extra special. It reminds you that the little things that you do each day matter."
This family film is one of the most tender, true films I've had the pleasure of making yet. At one point, I caught Ashley telling Harriet how much she loved her and I can imagine how Harriet will feel watching this in 10 years. I have been there with some films from my childhood, and it is one of the safest, warmest feelings being able to see and hear how sweet life was with your parents. It's so fun to see them young and chasing you around and tickling you. I can't wait to have more of these heirlooms out in the world, bringing sweetness and memories to life.
real and true. how they would have spent that Saturday afternoon with their delightful baby girl, regardless of my presence. Moira made us all giggle and is so full of light.
what do you really do with your family?
that thing will always always be interesting to me to capture. and it will stand the test of time because it is real. authentic. you and yours interacting how you actually do.
I have photographed Katie, Nate and Hadley quite a few times and they're always some of my favorite sessions. The ease with which they move in front of my camera makes my job easier and makes the work I make sing. I love the simplicity and playfulness in this set.
the most gorgeous family in the simple context of their home. tender cuddles and quiet moments. my heart sings when a session is this raw and this true. so grateful to the cheeks for letting me in and being so openly loving. it shows.