My pile of good blogging intentions has been patiently sitting in the corner of my room since September, waiting to be dusted off. It's over there along with my organize the linen closet to-do list, and purge the kids' dressers sticky note. You know, all the things I could get done if time, energy, and willpower all somehow self-aligned? I don't foresee it all happening today, but I am finally sharing this family session from the fall, so that's a start!
My hands-down favorite place to photograph families is at home. I think it's easy to see why. Kids are usually most comfortable there, surrounded by familiarity and their favorite things. Parents are more relaxed because all they have to do is open the door when I knock, rather than load up and hope the kids stay happy and clean in the car. Don't get me wrong, I love pockets of woods and quaint neighborhood ice cream shops, too...they just don't come with quite the same kind of comfort and memories of home. For the Madrid family, these photographs will be a reminder of how Ben wouldn't walk down the stairs without holding dad's hand; mama will look at them and remember what it was like to rock her baby on that front porch chair. That's my hope.