What a treat it was to work with this vibrant family all the way from Austin, TX! Denisse contacted me in hopes of booking a fall-session while they were visiting family in Virginia and I couldn't have been more eager. Through emails and phone calls, I learned about her vision for a location that screamed Virginia charm and was easy to get to from where they were staying in the country. I also learned that she was looking to fill a particular wall along her staircase with family images, so we talked wardrobe and styling to compliment that.
Our morning session on the Monticello Trail was full of sunshine on a perfect fall day. Reed (1) and Eva (3) we 2 giggly balls of energy -- my favorite! As we strolled along the path exploring leaves and tree trunks, mom and dad were easy-going and responded so well to the pace by playing with the kids, encouraging the exploration, and just allowing one another to enjoy the family time. This sounds like a given, but it's so easy sometimes for parents to get stressed out during photoshoots and feel like they need to control the situation, pulling kids back into a "pose" or getting frustrated when they want to run! But I was super impressed with their open attitudes which played a huge role in the success of this shoot with two little ones. The results show love, genuine fun, and one darn good-looking family sharing some truly special moments.
Check out some of my favorites from this fall family session with the Hudock's!
My favorite part of the experience was how comfortable Leah made us feel, especially managing two squirmy and non-compliant toddlers - she was 100% unphased by the chaos and still managed to get amazing photos. I would hire her again in a heartbeat! She made our session with little tots fun, comfortable and captured sweet moments we will cherish forever on our walls.