I was soooo excited to photograph this sweet family of five. It was so fun to photograph them celebrating turning six and also finding out that they were going to Disney World at the end of the session. (They were so excited – jumping and dancing) They found such a cute 6 (to celebrate their birthday – yay!) and the letter C (for their last name) at a store next door which were super cute props for the session. Their mama also had super cute disney shirts/outfits picked out for them, too. It was such a fun session – these three were full of giggles and were such good sports, agreeing to every silly idea I had and laughing hysterically at their mommy and daddy.
According to Mom…
Tell me about the location and weather the day of your session. Unfortunately, our first location choice fell through but Becky did an excellent job of finding another great location. It had a great urban feel with a bit of nature tucked in. It helped that we completely trusted Becky’s vision for us!
Weather was beautiful! Sunny and cool – perfect fall day!
What’s your favorite family activity? Bikes rides and hikes. Family Movie nights.
Who are the members of your family and a quick fact about each one.
Scott: amazing father who loves being with the kids, avid cyclist
Beckett: Entertainer – loves to make people laugh. Explorer with a great love of adventure
Grayson: Kind and nurturing, loves shoes and books!
Iley: Spunky and competitive with a contagious laugh.
What was your favorite part of the session? Loved that our family could just be ourselves. The session never felt forced and we all had a good time. Becky was great in going with the flow and keeping our kids engaged. She had a wonderful way of capturing our true smiles.
Tell me about the outfits you wore to the session. The stylist provided a great foundation using a few pieces that we already owned but we purchased a few new items for the kids. We dressed up a little bit more than our normal everyday but still wanted to keep things comfortable.
What props did you bring and why? We brought a huge wrapped box filled with Disney balloons! Becky agreed to help us surprise the kids with their first trip to Disney! We decided on a ‘gender reveal’ style so that when the kids opened the box, the Mickey Mouse balloons flew out. This was part of their 6th birthday and I’m so glad we could capture the moment!
Randomly, Scott did purchase a wooden ‘6’ and ‘C’ at the store next to the warehouse. Becky was great and incorporated them into a few of our favorite shots.
What would be your advice to other families preparing for a session? Stay true to who you are as a family and be comfortable. And trust in Becky’s talent – she has a way of capturing the perfect moments!
Were you worried about any parts of the session beforehand? I didn’t have any worries about the session itself – I was really anxious on how the Disney trip surprise was going to turn out. It turned out to be a great way to end the session and a moment we will have forever!
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Outdoor Downtown Raleigh Family Photographer | Rebecca Keller Photography
Rebecca Keller is a Outdoor Downtown Raleigh Family Photographer featured in People Magazine and on several blogs including Lemonade and Lenses and Let the Kids Dress Themselves. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about family photography and maternity photography in Raleigh, NC.