Today I have the sweetest little family to share with you!
Cait and Tom got married in 2013 at the AVAM in Baltimore (you can see their AVAM wedding here), and since then they have had two beautiful little kiddos! I actually got to photograph Chase as a little baby. I can’t believe he is already 3.5! And sweet little Ava is 18 months.
We met for photos at Cromwell Valley Park. It was gorgeous! The morning was a little drizzly… even though there wasn’t a chance of rain, but we shot anyways. 🙂
Let’s just talk for a minute about getting family photos. As a mom, it is one of the most stressful things ever (First World Problem though… Have to keep it in perspective). You spend time picking the perfect outfits, you pay a lot of money (that your hubby may or may not agree with), and you hope that your children are perfect little angels on that day. It’s SO MUCH PRESSURE.
And if you have kiddos, you know this is true. You can not control their mood. It’s impossible.
We just did our family photos last week, so I am speaking from experience. Atlee is usually really happy and chill, and smiley. Well, she was NOT AT ALL. Ainsley was in a mood… and Asher, he was great until he was done (after about 10 minutes in). As a mom, inside you are DYING, because the perfect family photos that you were dreaming of, are falling to shambles in front of your eyes, and you are thinking that there is NO WAY that the photographer got anything good.
BUT, there are always good ones, and honestly, I always end up loving our photos, because they really do capture who we are, and the imperfectness of our little family dynamic.
I know Cait was dying inside during their session. I know that Ava and Chase were not their normal selves. When they showed up Chase was crying in the car, and Ava just clung to her mama the entire session. It wasn’t what she envisioned, but Cait and Tom were cool as cucumbers, and we just went for it. <3 And there are some really sweet moments. Love this family so much!
Chases imagination has really come to life in the last 6 months – it’s amazing to watch him in pretend play! Chase is curious and loving, but also stubborn and strong willed. Makes for a fun combo. Ha Ha
Ava’s vocabulary is bursting at the seams, learning new words every week! She adores Chase and tickles from daddy. Ava is inquisitive, but doesn’t stray far from home base until she’s comfortable!
And a few of Cait and Tom.
You’d never know that Ava was clinging to Cait’s leg. 🙂
Thank you so much for having me. I adore your sweet little family!