May 31, 2022
I was not expecting a backyard farm session, but this is not my first time to photograph the Grundel Family. We had already done beach photos when they first moved here to Florida. It’s been amazing to see them grow and thrive as a family here in Florida. When they told me they wanted to do a session on Andrew’s Family Farm I was so excited. Although I got a flat tire on the way and dropped my favorite lens the day prior, these images were so incredibly worth it. When I got there and drove through the oak tree bridge, all I could think about was..
The simple life.
It’s what we all crave and yearn for deep down.
But so many of us (myself included) don’t do it.
If only we had an escape. That’s exactly where I was.
How cool that Andrew and Julie can bring their kids here with space to roam, let them play with the animals, and enjoy their time in the open space? (No, I’m not singing Dixie Chicks, okay maybe I am). It brought me back to the joys of COVID. Yes, it was a terrible, miserable time for all of us but, it forced a lot of busy-bodies like myself to slow down.
With three boys, Andrew and Julie know and expect that we’ll do our best to get some images of the whole family posed. But most of their images will be candid, in action of the boys playing. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I get to capture them in their true form.
Family sessions with lots of kids aren’t always easy breezy.
One of their kiddos got bit by a horse, a paci that didn’t want to come out, tears. You name it.
But these are the personalities and stages of life parents look back at and chuckle about in the future.
This is why I love family sessions. It’s life, in it’s true form, as we know it. Especially when it’s a backyard farm session.
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