It had been calling for rain all weekend but instead of canceling, all parties made the decision to embrace it. As we drove upstate towards Germantown, New York for a family session, the clouds began to part & the sun began to shine. We laughed at how inconsistent weather forecasters can be.
Going to Germantown is in a sense, going home. It's where Jason’s Nana was raised, where Jason's parents chose to build their home, where countless milestones have been celebrated, and most importantly, where Jason & I were married. Jason's cousin Erin also has fond memories of Germantown. It's where she ran in the fields, slept in Nana's attic, and grew closer to her cousins. So when Erin asked if her family session could be photographed there, we fell in love with the idea.
Erin & Virginia have two curious, spirited & kind daughters named Iris & Petra. And even though they are still so young, their individual personalities shine incredibly bright. Their session was filled with everything you hope - wonder, amazement, laughter, and an abundance of love. Iris & Petra ran through the field as they chased butterflies & made wishes on dandelions. They jumped in puddles & threw rocks in the lake. They picked flowers for their Moms & hugged their stuffed animals extra tight. And as the wind blew through their hair, they laughed as children often do.
Each session we photograph takes up a space in our hearts. They're constant reminders of the fact that as long as you have love, you have enough. And each session that involves family gives us a special opportunity to watch them grow. This session in particular allowed 4 generations to gather together. A great uncle built towers with his great nieces, cousins bonded over conversation, and at the end of the day, all of us shared a walk through the farm.
Watching Erin & Virginia become such incredible mothers to their daughters has been a privilege. And being able to see Iris & Petra bond as sisters will be something we always treasure. We are so happy they’ve chosen us to share the love of their family.