I know that not everyone in The Hohenshell and Sapp Families were stoked about being in front of the camera for their fall family session, but they were so good at it! As a photographer it makes me smile on the inside when I can pinpoint the exact moment when my clients start to relax and enjoy themselves, especially when photographing entire families.
Often, in the past the fathers and brothers were the ones hesitant to be photographed. However, it only took a few minutes for Matt, Craig, and Brian to relax and really get into the session. When I can see that everyone is having a good time and enjoying themselves, it makes me so happy. It is in those moments that the best candid shots are taken. I have so many favorites of The Hohenshell’s and Sapp’s, but at the top of my list are the ones where they are laughing and teasing each other. When I can see those authentic smiles and laughs I know that I am capturing the family in their true form.
I always try a combination of photos for my families. I will have to say when we broke away from the group and I photographed each couple individually, those images were so sweet and tender. Each couple was celebrating a big anniversary this year. Jackie and Craig celebrated their 40th Anniversary, Matt and Stephanie their 10th Anniversary and Heather and Brian their 5th Anniversary.
Love was in the air that evening. Between the beautiful fall temperatures, great shots capturing the love of each couple, and the silliness of this group’s dynamic I was on cloud nine. I walked away from their session with a big smile on my face because I knew the images that I captured for this family would be memories lasting them a lifetime. It was truly an honor and warms my heart to photograph these families.
Without further ado I present to you some of my favorite images of The Hohenshell and Sapp Families. Enjoy and Happy Thursday!