It’s inevitable that a family comes to a point of great change that you know will arrive but just pretend it will be an eternity before it arrives. In this case, the home that had been in the family for generations was being sold. This is where Kate’s father grew up with his siblings and where she would go to spend time with her grandparents. This is the place that her own children were growing and getting to know… but this chapter was coming to a close. She wanted to remember this place. She wanted to remember all of the adventures that she and her siblings had climbing on the rocks, watching seals on the island, finding treasures buried in the pebbles and coarse sand. So what better idea than to have a photo session at their Kennebunkport home.
Among the time we spent together, they had more adventures and memories. Her kids looked for their own treasures, and, like a lot of toddlers, refused to cooperate for that portrait that she was envisioning…
As you can see… he was very much not having any of this. Treasures were to be found and we were preventing him from this very activity!
Oh! but then! We got a little silly… and we were ONE step closer….
GOT IT! I hope this makes every one of you feel a little better in knowing that there is almost ALWAYS a process to get that photo where everyone is happy. And, even better (for me, anyway) is that no photoshop was used in the making of this image. Win-Win.
And then, more adventures. Kate discovered that her new bracelet was lost and perhaps it was stuck in the rocks… lost forever…
They cut their losses and took the kids back up to the yard to play some games.
Just kidding! As many dads are well known for these kinds of acts, it was no surprise that Kate’s dad was able to not only locate the bracelet but also managed to fish it out of the tight granite crack that it was lodged in! Here, Kate gives her dad a big hug as a Thank You (and you can see the bracelet being adorned on her wrist, again)! Thanks for saving the day, Dad!
I was so happy to help the “T” Family create some fun and tangible memories of what was to be their final summer and portrait session at their Kennebunkport home.
If you’d like to schedule a portrait session for you and your family let’s chat!