We take so many photos of our children when they are little and then, as life speeds up and schedules get crazier, those annual photo sessions falls by the wayside. And then – bam – you have teenagers and it’s been years since you took a family photo together. Sound familiar? As a mother of two growing children myself, I can completely relate.
Enter this fun family with their two sons, age 16 and 14. Busy with sports and everything else that goes along with managing a family these days, it had been a while since they had got together to in front of the camera.
I had a great time at their home in Menlo Park, capturing some beautiful images to decorate their walls (and totally loving that sea of purple flowers!)
Taking time to capture mom and dad in a family session is so important to me. When I work with families for the first time I often hear that mom and dad haven’t had a photo of just the two of them since their wedding day! As the glue that holds everything together, making space for some fun and genuine moments of connection is a great way is a great way to remember what’s important, even on the hard days we all have.
We also couldn’t forget Leonard the dog who, of course, is a part of the family too.
I loved this family’s sense of humor and the connection that came through in their images, especially this one of mother and son.
Anna Dobrenski is a contemporary and full-service lifestyle photographer who works with fun-loving families in the communities of Portola Valley, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View and beyond.