One of the things I love about shooting family sessions is seeing how a family interacts during the session. I kinda like giving vague instructions like “everyone just get together!” just to see the natural outcome. A lot of times, especially when teenagers are involved, I usually have to follow up with, “Okay, now get closer. I mean, really close. You have to touch each other!!” 😉 It’s refreshing when I’m able to photograph a family that isn’t afraid to get close. That’s how it was during my session with the Dirks family. It was such a joy photographing them!!
Jodi and Marshall wanted to do a little couple shoot as well. I was honestly a bit nervous about posing a couple who had been married for awhile, but I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was! Marshall and Jodi are so sweet together and made my job so easy! (A little side note, Jodi is a photographer as well, check her stuff out here!!!)