I love doing family photography, combining the several different personalities of each individual with the family unit as a whole. It is so much fun for me to get to work with each person to bring out their special and unique qualities, so that the family can have fun together while also taking some beautiful photos.
The Rook family reached out to me to take some family portraits. This adorable family quickly became near and dear to my heart, but to be honest, that tends to happen with all of my clients.
Tragically, the father/grandpa passed away suddenly and unexpectedly not long after our session, so these photos became even more important.
While visiting Seattle for one of my events, we did an extended family session at an old dairy barn in Enumclaw. It was a really cool and rustic spot to capture these images.
One of the things we make a point to do when doing family shoots is to capture individual photos of the kids and also their parents, separately. Many parents want to have pictures of just their children or each other, whether they’re keeping a snapshot in their purse or wallet, or framing a large portrait on the wall of their home.
Myself and the KPC & Co. team prefer to take more candid and engaging photos, whether we’re photographing couples on their wedding day or taking family portraits. Our belief is that the best photos – the ones that capture memories and emotions – are not stiff or formal. We want to showcase beautiful details, but our primary goal is to capture the special moments, interactions, and personalities of each family member so that the images we create are an honest representation of their true selves.
I was thrilled to get to work with the Rook family to showcase this lovely family and catch a few moments of their family life into some images that they can treasure forever.