Fall Family Photo Session at the Howard County Conservancy

This past Sunday we had Tiffany’s family photo session at the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock. It was a beautiful, cool and crisp day and her family arrived in great spirits as always. I knew Tiffany through school since we taught together briefly before I left to stay home with my own kids. We originally had our session scheduled in August, but it started to rain so we rescheduled and were lucky to have a beautiful fall day instead.

When they first arrived at the conservancy, Tiffany’s son hopped out of their car looking so handsome in his plaid shirt and khaki pants and her daughter looked cute as ever in her sweater dress and cowgirl boots. Her children immediately began talking to me and were comfortable with me right away and I was with them too.

Talking to Tiffany’s son made me miss my days as an elementary school teacher since he was in 3rd grade and close to the age of the kids I used to teach. His humor was infectious and his happy and friendly attitude made the whole session so much fun. His sister was sweet and gentle and so cuddly with her parents too.

I could feel the calming presence of the family and could see how much they loved each other and were happy to spend the day together in this way. Tiffany’s husband carried my equipment around for me as we moved from spot to spot and you could see what a hands on dad and loving husband he was too.

We first spent time by the barn capturing their family portraits and next headed into the field where Tiffany said her daughter looked like a little bunny rabbit posing in the long grass. Next, we went to the rock garden and the kids enjoyed walking along the pond and I was able to capture great candid photos this way. One of my favorite parts was when her son started offering suggestions on poses to try and I just loved how much he seemed to enjoy modeling for the camera. Overall it was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday and I’m so grateful that Tiffany chose me to photograph her beautiful family!