I always enjoy family photo sessions, but sometimes there are certain ones that stand out in my mind as really having gone well and knowing before I even leave the session that I am happy with the images I was able to capture. This is one of those sessions! We shot at the beautiful Tanyard Creek trail, which is one of my favorites because it has variety in the background instead of just trees (bridges, rock and even a waterfall).
This family is the absolute sweetest; the kids treat each other so well and the older ones (from what I can tell) really help their mom and dad out with the younger two. I had the privilege of photographing Hatcher as a newborn and when he turned one as well as Hayes (their adopted son) when he turned one. It's such a joy to watch them grow up and help capture those seasons - it's one of my favorite things about photography!!
If you enjoy the look and colors in these photos, just know that these champs met me at 7:30am so the sun wouldn't be as harsh as it is in the afternoon. It worked out perfectly not only for light but to avoid the majority of the Arkansas heat as well (plus the kiddos were well-rested!). Definitely something to consider - I'm always up for early morning sessions!