March 23, 2020
Ahhh… y’all… I’m trying to take advantage of this whole quarantine thing to really get back on track with blogging! I don’t know if I’ve ever shared many family sessions on the blog, so this is an extra special treat!
While in south Alabama a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend time with my sorority sister, Elizabeth, and her adorable family, and my gosh they are just too precious!
This is my second year to photograph them and be a special part of watching Watson grow up. This year finds him very mobile! Climbing, running, jumping, and chasing after pups means my photographer eyes and hands are constantly on a swivel. But the joy! Oh, the joy!
Being in their home… in their natural surroundings… allows for an authenticity that’s so difficult to create in other sessions. This is the space where Watson is comfortable. This the everyday. (Yes, he really does wear clothes like this all day, everyday. And I’m so here for it.) These are the moments that should be captured more often. And with a house as dreamy as Elizabeth has created, it SHOULD be photographed more often!
Which brings me to my next thought, Elizabeth and Ryan actually purchased another house just a bit after these were taken and this house is now on the market! Looking to move to Mobile, AL? I can hook you up with a spectacular home! Haha! I can’t wait to see what the next space will look like, but I’m honored to have been chosen to document some of the last times spent in this one. A memory to cherish.
You’ll notice some photos at the end of this post that include their neighbor, and I think those are some of the most heartfelt. While we were playing outside, their neighbor, who has become like family, walked over. Allen doesn’t hear as well as most, but that doesn’t keep him from visiting the neighborhood, chatting about the latest Auburn scores, and commenting on the weather. While he was there, we snapped a few quick photos, and I’m so glad we did, because they won’t be neighbors much longer. One day, Elizabeth can show those photos to Watson and tell him about the days they lived on Glenwood and their sweet ray of sunshine neighbor, Allen. 🙂