Petersburg, VA Lifestyle Photographer
Happy Tuesday, friend! Here we are, almost halfway through December and almost to the finish line. 2017 has been an incredible year – a year of amazing sessions, growth, and learning. I’ve got a few more sessions to share with you before the year is up and I just know you’ll love this one as much as I do.
I met the sweet Clemons family when they moved to Virginia from Florida earlier this year. From the moment I first spoke with Kristal, I knew they were an awesome family! Kristal was looking for a babysitter and I happened to respond to her need. When I found out that they were going to be our neighbors, it just seemed like it was meant to be. All three kiddos are the absolute sweetest and so full of fun!
When Kristal reached out about doing their Christmas card photos in the backyard at their new home in Petersburg, I was so happy! When I arrived at their home, I was greeted by all of the golden, warm fall colors. You see, leading up to their session, the leaves had been falling off the trees here pretty quickly. But they were hanging on, as if just for their photos. My little photographer’s heart may have fluttered just a bit at the site of all the fall goodness.
And can we talk about their outfits for a second? SO incredibly well put together, everyone looked fantastic.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I like to start my sessions with one formal family photo. I do this for a couple of reasons:
1) While I love lifestyle photography with my whole heart, I believe that it’s important to still have at least one “formal” family photo,
2) Doing this photo at the beginning usually helps ensure that everyone is happy and not tired (yet). Basically, we don’t have to wrangle kids back in from doing what they love and finally,
3) After I take the “formal” shot, I like to let everyone have fun and capture real life – which means there’s a high chance that clothing may get dirty. Taking those “formal” shots first means clean clothes!
The rest of my session with the Clemons family was a blast. Those little kiddos made us all smile and we had a great time! Enjoy!
I’m currently booking into Spring 2018 and would love the chance to document life with you! Drop me a note and let’s set a date!
Want to see what else Petersburg, VA lifestyle photographer, Nicole Guido, has been up to? Check out her most recent sessions below: