Danielle Morales owns Injoy Photography based in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and she specializes in family & lifestyle newborn photography. Danielle sent in this adorable family session, and we fell in love with the gorgeous light and tones of these images! Read more from Danielle:
This was one of my favorite sessions so far this year. First of all, this is my favorite park to shoot at because it is full of many types of beautiful flowers and flowering trees from early spring into the early fall, and there are a few spots with beautiful backlight so I can be constantly changing up the scenery as well as achieving the golden glow that I’m aiming for with each session. There is also a spot near the river that I use when the water is not high, which gives me yet another look for the client’s gallery.
This family was very laid back and relaxed, which just helps so much when you want to capture that emotion and interaction between family members. My reverse psychology (“Don’t you smile!!”) worked really well with the firstborn child–he thought it was hilarious and I got the best laughs out of him! Little brother was pretty timid and shy, so lots of snuggles with mama were in order, which is usually my go-to with a little one who is not into being photographed alone (though we did manage a couple of those as well).
I almost always take some shots of the parents together as well, as most have not had professional pictures taken of just them together in quite some time! This couple interacted very naturally and their images are still my favorite couple shots of the year. I often ask the husband to whisper something funny in his wife’s ear, and that usually gets me some great shots. I always make them get nice and close too! This usually makes them laugh a little as well as sometimes they can feel a little awkward, but in a minute or two they relax and end up loving those images.
Thank you, Danielle! Beautiful session!
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