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I loved being able to capture this family’s story! I don’t need to tell you how much I love photographing lifestyle sessions! I’m sure you’ve heard me go on about it at some point! I love real life! I also love setting up gorgeous styled shoots, but nothing beats the real! Looking at the photos below, take me back to my own childhood! It’s not just about capturing a moment, but capturing a time frame in your life with your kids. My heart is for all of us to go back into loving the real and sometimes even imperfect moments. We have become way to influenced to make everything look perfect and beautiful, but lets not forget that we are all most beautiful being ourselves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I so enjoyed photographing this family. Alaina is one of my best friends and her whole family is just so fun to be around! I love to look at the growth in a family. For example a family of 5 here, turned into this big family in just a matter of years!

Love this scripture…

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like Arrows in the hand of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man who’s quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with the opponents in court. PSALM 127:3-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was the second time I was able to photograph The Walpoles. Last time we did a session in the yard with the sprinkler and popsicles etc… You can view that session here, http://johannalakin.com/blog/?p=7453

This time, they were visiting the beach and so we did a beach session! The kids got to play in the water at the end which made for some sweet candid shots 🙂 I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to spend time with this family and am excited to do it again in the future!

I highly encourage you if you are planning a beach session to allow your kids some playtime for some of the photos. It totally pays off! Don’t you agree?

 

 

What an awesome family this is! I am so excited to share some of the photos from their beach session in Destin. Vanessa is stunningly beautiful as are their two girls Johannah and Ruth and so I had it made in the shade getting good shots! I love the mixture of candids and posed shots throughout this session. I think that most of the photos from any session should be candid. I’m sure you have all heard me ranting about lifestyle photography lately! This session is a great mixture of both lifestyle and portrait style. Thank you so much Vanessa and Tim for asking me to take photos and showing me a new spot in Destin to shoot at! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahh… at last I can share some of the photos from the styled session that I planned for the Rich family! I’m so thankful that Megan was willing to listen to my idea of doing this shoot out in the middle of the woods! I couldn’t be happier with how these turned out! IT really feels good when a plan comes together and you get to see your vision play out. The idea was to get them spending family time together like reading books and having hot coco, only it would be done in the middle of the woods sitting in a living room setup. They also did s’mores around a fire! The great thing about these sessions is that the kids have fun instead of having to pose! Lane loved the magnifying glass that I brought to use as a prop to sit on the table but he had so much fun with it and immediately started to try to look at bugs!

 

 

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I loved spending the morning with this sweet family! These boys were all about playing and we had to chase after them to get photos. I think candid photos of boys playing are better than posed photos anyways! Here are some of my favorites!

 

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I love this family! I shot Katie and Kyle’s wedding about four years ago and have enjoyed getting to photograph their sweet family ever since! Their two boys are just adorable!

 

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I enjoyed spending the morning with this sweet family taking pictures. Their little girls are just so precious! Thank you, Cook family, for allowing me to take pictures of you and your family!

 

 

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I always have so much fun planning a fun, unique session for a family that fits with their style! I have been wanting to do a fun summer-like session with water and popsicles. I feel like I’m reliving my own child hood days when we spent the whole day outside no matter how hot is was and if we were too hot, well… we’d just play in the hose! (FYI, as I was typing this, my 7 year old just walked up to me and said, “mom can we play in the hose?”) haha!

The kids had so much fun with this session and instead of fighting unwilling participants, we made awesome memories! I think this should be the new trend for family pictures…. to HAVE FUN together!!!

 

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SO what happened in the picture below, is that little brother hit the spout on the sprinkler right as older sister leaned down over it. Can you here her scream, “DILLON!!!”? HAHA, I love his laugh of complete satisfaction!

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I enjoyed spending the morning with this sweet family! Landon and Grady were “all boy!”. They could barely sit still long enough to get one picture, but you know what? That’s how little boys are! They aren’t supposed to sit around cheesing  for pictures! They are supposed to go explore! So we have a lot of candids of them running around trying to escape! Haha!

 

 

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