When I went out to visit this absolutely beautiful family, I worried the entire drive there that the weather was all wrong. It rained the whole 45 minute drive, and I thought about pulling over half a dozen times and calling the shoot off. How would we make the rain look happy, warm, and fun?
Linnea and her family were entirely relaxed about the situation. There was enough light, Linnea told me, and if there wasn't enough light inside, we'd go out. So I relaxed too. We chatted, we laughed, and eventually, I started taking photographs. We started inside, with family hugs in the kitchen, then story time in the living room. We ended up chasing puddles on the street, and wandering through the woods in the back yard of their home. Quintessential Georgia.
I want nothing more from a family photo session than to feel like I've somehow slipped into the fabric of their day. The play, the fun, the unbounded love. And the occasional splashing around in a muddy neighborhood puddle.