The Fetterlys have never had family pictures before their session with me, so their almost 2 year-old son wasn’t too keen on the idea of sitting still and smiling for the camera. Having worked with several young families, I’m used to that. So instead, we let him wander and explore with mom and dad, while I captured their interactions. These are my favorite types of family sessions. I like capturing real life. Perfectly posed portraits are nice, but when you think back on memories you don’t remember huddling together for a photo, you remember hugging your little ones and their amazement at simple things as they explore their environment. I hope these images bring back similar warm memories for this sweet family for years to come!