Family traditions. Cookie bakes, Christmas Bruch, Easter Dinner, Family Reunions. Everyone has them and you either hate them or you love them. But what is a tradition? Why are they so important? Traditions help give you a sense of belonging. They give you a sense of identity and memories to pass on from one generation to the next.
If you ask me, traditions are awesome!! Nothing makes me happier than seeing my loved ones truly enjoying themselves. This past weekend, a new family tradition was introduced to me and it was nothing short of delicious. Yes, I said delicious. Tasty, yummy in my tummy, delicious. I spent time with family, laughed, ate, laughed, cooked and laughed some more. What kind of tradition did I participate in? Tamale making of course! Did I mention it was so awesome? Here's to family, love and making memories.
Life's moments are meant to be cherished and for that reason alone you should consider lifestyle photographs. But what is lifestyle photography? It is exactly what it sounds like. It is photos taken at the very core of your life. It is the raw and unexpected events, documented for you to cherish. I know what you are thinking, "But Serena, what will you photograph and why on earth should I pay you for this?" Well that is simple, I will photograph whatever you want me to! Do you want to remember breakfast time in the mornings? Baking cookies with your little ones? Bath time? Dance parties in the living room? Playing tea or school? Or just simply snuggling on the couch?
I will be a fly on the wall and capture you and your family doing what you do best, being you! Nobody has to run and get a camera to document Sally playing tea or to catch Johnny jumping on his bed. I can do that while you join in the fun.
Now you are thinking, what exactly will these photos look like? Well let me show you some of such a beautiful family that let me into their home to capture the love they have for one another. Having them interact with each other was effortless and the love they expressed for one another was so heartfelt. All they really wanted was to snuggle with their baby boy and cherish the moments within his first year. I left this session feeling completely full of joy and happiness. I can honestly say that these photos are some of the most beautiful photos I have had the chance to take. I am thankful that they chose me to capture them.
With that said, live in the moment. Make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering, and let me capture the moments for you.
...because I have the best cousins! When my cousins asked me to take their Christmas/Family pictures I was beyond excited! They have never had a family photo done and I was completely honored they choose me to capture their moments. It doesn't hurt they they are all kinda cute too. Love you guys to the moon and absolutely loved shooting this with you!