Archive for the ‘Families’ Category

Family photographer in New York || Home is holding hands, Exploring our town, Wild flowers, and picnics with cheese || Warwick, NY

The Novak Family New York family photographs
The Novak Family New York family photographs
The Novak Family New York family photographs
 
Home is exploring our town together. Holding hands with you every step of the way.
It is coffee shops, a photo booth in the candy store, and a rusty old bus.
It’s a new pink polaroid camera from your birthday, snapping pictures all around showing us how you see the world.
Home is laying out on a picnic blanket in our favorite spot.
Chocolate, and honey, and donuts, and cheese. All four of us on a hill at sunset, wildflowers all around.
It is dad making film images. It is helping mom make flower crowns filled with foraged greens and blooms.
This is Matt, Anna, Zoe, and Lola. This is the Novak family. This is home.

 
 
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Los Angeles Family Photographer || The Watters Family || Kansas City, MO

The Watters family on the shalomimaginative.com
The Watters family on the shalomimaginative.com

 
Home is brunch in our Kansas City neighborhood.
It is homemade pop tarts with frosting and sprinkles on top.
It is filled with light and joy. Laughter between it’s walls.
Home is our cozy beds. Jumping, snuggling, wrestling.
It is a little bloody nose when we wrestle too wild, and it is how you help me clean it up and get it to stop so we can keep playing.
It is our attic space with fresh white paint. It is getting into the toilet paper before you can catch me.
Home is our backyard. Bare feet and gardening, harvesting our peppers.
It is how you push us high on our tree swing. It is playing soccer together.
It’s baby grunts and holding you close when I feed you in our treehouse-esque bedroom.
Home is bright, cozy, and constant.
This is the Watters family. This is home.

 
 
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Los Angeles Family Photographer || Home is pizza, flying kites, & wrestling in the grass || Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

Silverlake family pictures
Silverlake family pictures

 
Home is pizza dates. It’s is cheers-ing our cervezas & smiling huge.
It is giggles & tickles & exploring our Silver Lake neighborhood. It is playing under the sun.
It’s flying kites together, just like dad used to as a kid in Brazil.
Home is wrestling in the grass & covering your cheeks with a million kisses.
Home is the three of us, adventuring through this beautiful life together.
This is Amy, Luis, & Ninja. This is home.

 
 
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Los Angeles Family Photographer || Home is our backyard, make believe, & nature. || Asotin, Wa

Nature family photographs
 
Home is tucked away in nature, next to the river valley, surrounded by green.
It is sun pouring through the windows, projecting rainbows across our bedroom walls.
Home is bursting with mom’s art & dad’s antler collection.
Home is our backyard. Make believe, sticks, & a sailing ship.
It is tall grass & dandelions. It is our pigs in their pen & our dog running by our side.
Home is running free with the wind in our hair.
It is the shed that dad built, grand stories of wild bears & elk, & his 1930′s map.
Home is wildness, freedom, vastness.
This is the Jameton family. This is home.
 
 
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Los Angeles Family Photographer || Home is pillow fights, bike rides, & playing at the beach || Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington beach family photographs
Huntington beach family photographs
Huntington beach family photographs
Huntington beach family photographs
Huntington beach family photographs
Huntington beach family photographs

 
Home is bright, open. It is warm.
It’s jumping in bed, huge pillow fights, & cuddles on the couch.
Home is mac n’ cheese & building big, colorful block towers.
It is filled with mom’s flora & fauna art, paint brushes, & dried flowers.
It has the shelves that we built together & the records that we dance to.
Home is playing ukuleles & tambourines together. Filling our walls with sweet music & giggles.
Home is bike rides to the beach with all five of us in a line.
Walking on the sand barefoot along the coastline, listening to the crashing waves and the whistling air in our ears.
It is playing in the waves & sunsets sitting by your side.
Home is together, laughter, fun. It is love & it is comfort.
This is the Duenes family. This is home.

 
 
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Los Angeles Family Photographer || Home is preparing to become mama + papa || Ames, IA

Los Angeles Family Photographer
Los Angeles Family Photographer
Los Angeles Family Photographer
Los Angeles Family Photographer
 
Home is coming home from work & spending time with you. It’s snuggling.
It’s playing games, eating popcorn, & leftover halloween candy.
Home is preparing to welcome our sweet little babe.
It is cherishing our last months together as just the two of us.
Home is excitedly dreaming of what three will be like.
It is expanding. It’s making space for our little one. It is filled with love & excitement.
Home is anticipation, adventure, preparation, laughter.
This is the Johns family. This is home.
 
“Our favorite time of the day is when we come home from work to each other. That might look like us curling up on the sofa with our pups catching up on our favorite shows or going out to a favorite eatery. We just value being together regardless of what we do. For us, home isn’t necessarily a place, but rather a state of being with each other – wherever that might be. We don’t ever want to forget what it feels like to just be “Cory and Whitney” at this stage of our life.”
 
 
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Los Angeles Family Photographer || Home is fresh lemonade || Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Family photographs
San Francisco Family photographs
San Francisco Family photographs
 
Home is all boy. Wrestle, tumble. Rough.
It’s picking lemons from our backyard & making fresh lemonade.
It is big cheers, bigger smiles.
Home is bare feet & sitting on the counter. It is back flips & wrestling in mom & dad’s bed.
It’s filled with laughter, energy, joy. Home is wild, & it is kind.
Home is sitting on the roof & looking out over the city.
This is the Ronay family. This is home.
 
“We eat most dinners together and hold hands and pray before each meal. We tickle the backs of each of our children before bed. Also, we love when the boys clamber into our big bed. Eventually the peace ends, but the initial moment is blissful.”
 
 
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Los Angeles Family Photographer || exploring the city & watching trains || Chicago, IL

los angeles family photographer
los angeles family photographer
los angeles family photographer
 
Home is exploring the city streets. It is watching trains & memorizing The L’s colorful lines.
It is piggy back rides & making each other belly laugh.
Home is dancing to your favorite song in the kitchen while baking cupcakes.
It is playing guitar together & then making our own parade as we march around the house.
Home is adventure, happy, innocent. It is musical. It is love. It is safe.
This is the Pokornik family. This is home.
 
 
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Los Angeles Family Photographer || playing in bed & ice cream dates || Chicago, IL

los angeles family photographer
los angeles family photographer
los angeles family photographer
 
Home is morning routines & traditions. It is a warm cup of coffee & greeting you when you awake.
It is playing in bed, making silly faces, & giggling together.
Home is walking along the bustling streets of Chicago for an ice cream date.
Home is bright, filled with joy, & rainbow sprinkles. It is silly. It is dessert before lunch.
This is the Medanich family. This is home.
 
 
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Minneapolis Lifestyle & Family Photographer || Bare feet & Chocolate Chip cookies

Minneapolis Family photographer
Minneapolis Family photographer
Minneapolis Family photographer
 
Home is making chocolate chip cookies together in the kitchen. It’s eating sugar straight out of the bag.
It is tangled hair, bare feet, & sitting on the kitchen counter.
Home is inviting, warm, completely authentic. It is giggles. It is together.
Home, the place to tickle each other until it hurts, speak in british accents, & snuggle together on the couch.
This is the Pelton family. This is home.
 
 
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