Surin and Peter pulled up to the parking lot, and Surin immediately stepped out of the car. She came towards me, probably because I was the only one near the trails with a camera in my hand, and said, “Don’t worry, I’m not wearing this, I’ll just quickly change!” Not that she didn’t look beautiful before, but y’all, when I say she looked stunning, her dress was so flattering and her hair fell perfectly around her shoulders.
Her daughter Audrey was the next one out, followed by dad, Peter, and the youngest daughter, Vivien. The whole family looked adorable, and perfectly coordinated. From the moment we started, you could just sense the love they had for each other. With each full family combination, and in all of our breakout moments, we were able to concentrate on and capture so many love-soaked moments.
Now that I don’t photograph many families, it’s so nice to have multiple generations in front of my lens all at one time, and use tactics and connections to draw all of them out of their shells. I love connecting with people, whether teens, adults, or little ones, in unique ways that fit their personal situation. This family was no different, and was so fun to get to know.
The sun could not have been more perfect, which is such a blessing, especially when photographing in the Arizona desert, where there is not as much shade or tall surroundings as other parts of the country. I enjoyed the challenges of getting this family backlit for their adorable Christmas card photo I was envisioning, as well as updating their sweet fall photos!
Surin and Peter, I hope you enjoy and treasure these photos for many years to come! It was an honor to serve y’all and a pleasure to get to know you. Thank you for bringing out your girls and conquering the warm Fall day with me!