While I’m all in favor of meeting families in pretty parks, my favorite portrait sessions are more documentarian in nature. A lot of people in the business call this type of photography “lifestyle” portrait photography, becuase it’s a blend of straight photojournalism and more posed portrait work, and it takes place in the client’s natural environment. In this case, I walked with Emmett and his family to a nearby playground and then hung out in their home one evening last fall. When the light looked good, I asked them to cuddle up and smile, and otherwise, they just played. It was relaxed and fun, and I think we got some images that really capture Emmett’s spirit at this stage in his life.
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