I met the Hunter family for the first time at the beginning of their mini session after already completing three other sessions back-to-back. I am very fond of photographing two-year-olds but I know how energetic and rambunctious they can be, so truth be told I was slightly wary going into the Hunter family session due to the fact that I was a tad bit well worked already. And yes, Max was as energetic as I expected him to be, but it was GREAT!! He was gorgeous and fun and very, very playful with a amazing and wild imagination. And we dived right into make believing there were scary animals in the long grass.
The next best part of this family’s session was the deep and such apparent love they all had for one another. I love seeing parents play with their children and Alice and John got right in there with picking him up and tossing their gorgeous boy around, chasing after him, tickling and laughing and we had an absolute blast! I had so much fun and I am so pleased with the images that came from the short amount of time we spent together that day.
Alice agreed to write a little from her own perspective too:
What do you get for the grandparents who have everything? A beautiful family portrait of course!
I had followed Little Grasshopper on Facebook for quite some time, always admiring the beautiful natural, sun drenched family portraits. So when I saw a post offering mini sessions I jumped on it.
I Googled what time sunset would be and booked an appointment. On the day, we met Steph at the Arboretum in one of the beautiful forests there, it was close to sunset and as we started to lose light under the canopy of the forest, Steph suggested we head over into the long grass in an open paddock. She came armed with a whole bag of tricks to try to coerce a tricky toddler into doing things that would get great photos.
After we told her about his love of animals, we played spot the tiger or lion in the long grass of the African savannah. My 2 year old loved this so much, that weeks later he is still talking about going to find lions and tigers in the long grass. We haven’t found any but he thinks maybe if we go and get some more nice photos we might find some.
I have just returned from viewing the beautiful images that Steph took for us. The most difficult part of the whole process has been trying to pick which ones I will put up on my walls. I am looking forward to getting my maternity photos done.
Thank you so much for such wonderful images and an amazing time at our photo shoot!