There’s something about taking matchy-matchy posed photos and then there’s something about taking real family photos. Real as in, the kids are in their element, and excited to show off their favorite things in poses you couldn’t get if you tried!
When kids are excited to show their favorite things, you also get to capture those *real* expressions.
I had a great visit to Brian and Allison’s farm for a family photo session with their kindergartener Brooks and little sister Annaleigh, “Annie.” Of course, some of their furry family members made guest appearances as well!
After getting a few shots of the little ones and some shots with Mom and Dad, it was time for the real fun to begin!
On the way, Brooks in his curious way, wanted to see my camera and took a few shots. This photo of a boy with a bug couldn’t be a more real peek into his little personality.
Though their little farm was only started in 2015, it seems this cozy piece of land is very much home from the littlest to biggest family members.
Fizzle Pop the chicken was the first to allow little hands to capture her from her coop to be photographed.
Annie next showed me their very squeezable bunny, Ruby, who was clearly a favorite of hers. She couldn’t stop giving hugs and of course Ruby didn’t seem to mind. A sweet little cherub cheeked girl squeezing a soft little bunny… I mean. Come on.
Brooks took charge next and helped bring out their sweet gentle horse, who was clearly enjoying his retirement home after being a riding lessons horse for many years. After a lifetime of little ones, it was pretty clear he too fell under Brooks and Annie’s spells.
Check out that tiny little Annie on her princess steed!
After the furry pets were put away one by one, it was time to show me just one more favorite thing, and they tore off to the tire swing just as that golden hour of lighting shined through.
A few more hugs for me, though I could hardly live up to Ruby, and my day at the farm with this precious family was done.