One of the things I love most about doing photography sessions is making new friends along the way. I think every family is unique, and that their sessions should reflect that. After all, shouldn’t their pictures speak to who they are in this season of life, reflect their personality, and make them smile every time they come in the door? Not using the cookie-cutter-posed-session approach means I get to connect with every family and/or individual before their session to find out what makes them uniquely… them! And as I listen to what they’re most excited about in this time of life, I end up getting to know their stories and some fun details along the way. And it’s even more fun when I can’t wait to connect with them again. That’s how it was with this family.
I got to meet the Robertson Family when Mr. R called requesting a gift session for his wife. (Mother’s Day present for the win!) Soon after scheduling, he handed me off to his wife to discuss details and so that I could learn more about their family. I loved hearing the story of how they met (Go GVSU Laker Navy!), got to hear about Little Miss O’s amazing dancing abilities, and was excited to help them capture some great memories as a family of three before a new little one arrived later this year!
I knew we had to include some reading time and swinging, as these were some of little O’s favorite things!
Of course, when spending time on the beach, getting sand in your fingers and toes is always a must.
…and so is getting some high-flyin’ fun on the boardwalk!
After getting sandy, the super-patient Robertson family threaded their way through Holland, MI’s construction and stand-still traffic to VanRaalte Farms. I can’t believe I didn’t know this place existed before now! We loved the old barn, the sunshine, and all that GRASS!
As soon as I heard that Little Miss O LOVES to dance to the “Hot Dog” song from Mickey Mouse Club, I knew we had to play it! I grabbed my phone on the way to the farm (thanks Google!) and found the YouTube version. O was a little confused at first with no screen to be seen, but she (and her parents!) soon got into the swing! Check out these great moves! 🙂
Since mom and dad met at GVSU and rowed together all through college, we knew we had to get some GVSU love into the memory books. On went the T-shirts!
And their custom inspirational 8×10 or 16×20 artwork design, which comes complementary with every O’Chung Photography Session.
We were getting tired and ready to call it a day, but when they realized they’d forgotten Puppy in the car, we made sure to grab a few last shots with him before they went on their way!
Thanks, fabulous Robertson Family, for giving me the honor of capturing your family of 3 in action! I can’t wait to meet the 4th member of your family when he/she arrives! 🙂