October 25, 2011

Purely Lifestyle. Orange County Family Photographer.

100% pure, unadulterated, unposed, candid lifestyle. From beginning to end. Not a single contrived shot. Nope, not one. Leslie is an accomplished, gifted photographer; she already has gorgeous, fabulous pictures of her family and really doesn't need me to take those for her. What she and I both specifically wanted to capture with this session was an authentic "slice of life": what now looks like, feels like, tastes like in her family.

And so we set out to capture the snuggles and cuddles.
The imaginary play.
The rough-housing and wrestling and swinging sweet bodies into the air.
The silliness.
The great appreciation for good food.
The reading aloud of books. Many, many books.
The wild, high-energy with accompanying noise.
The laughter.
The mess & clutter that results from a home well-lived in.
The sweet ways they care for and serve each other.
The special touches that make their house & yard into a home & garden.
Lives that reflect their love for Jesus.
And each other.

Here is a day in the life of this very precious family ...
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And because there are way too many pictures of this beautiful family "story" to fit in one blog post, a slideshow :-):



Much love to you, my dear friend. Documenting your family story fills my heart with joy.

20 comments:

Caroljean at Watersong Journey said...

Wow! Beautiful life and moments!

Michelle said...

This is my hands down favorite kind of session. I wish more people did these. AMAZING job! :)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

These are beautiful images, Susan. The very kind of pictures I wish I had more of.

Tracy P. said...

Aw, Susan, this is fantastic. Sorry to hear it is precipitated by uncertainty--BUT, beauty has already come out of the uncertainty. May their faith allow them eyes to see the beauty yet to come. How blessed they are to have a friend like you.

Sarah Robertson said...

so so so amazing Susan! I love how they are doing the kind of nothing that means EVERYTHING! so glad you captured this day for them. you are amazing too!

Life with Kaishon said...

This was so beautiful. I cried. So many happy, ordinary, SPECTACULAR moments all rolled into one day. I love that you could capture it so perfectly.

Stacey said...

LOVE it. Love all of it. Real life at it's best. Wonderful job capturing this family. Fantastic.

Emily Large said...

These are fabulous!! I would love to do a 24 hour documentary-type photo shoot. You are a true lifestyle photographer and a real inspiration to me!

Kristin said...

What a fun blog post - truly amazing! Any family would be so lucky to have their family moments captured in such a lovely way!

Kristin

Maranda said...

What a truly beautiful "slice of life" you have captured.

Sarah Elwer said...

That song with those pictures ... oh my! You perfectly captured an amazing family!

A Circle of Quiet said...

That little boy's face when he is hearing the read aloud? That's when I started crying.

What a beautiful family.

You are a GIFTED photographer, my friend.

Love,
DI

Jessica said...

Wow, what sweet pictures of a too sweet for words family. You did an amazing job capturing them. What a treasure.

Anita Johnson said...

Love does live there and your pictures will be a wonderful reminder of those days. Perfect, Susan.

Christina said...

Suuuuch beautiful candid pictures! So well done!

Chelle said...

I can't get over this shoot. You captured them so perfectly. I can't think of a better more wonderful gift! Love these x 1000...and that slideshow is THE BEST! My kids and I can't stop watching it. xo

Presley family said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Why oh why could I not talk my hubs into doing this.... grrrrr...... You are awesome, serisously AWESOME!
BIG HUGS

tracey said...

YES! LOVE this! Favorite kind of photos! These were perfect in every way! Though I would love to do this for someone, I would love someone to do it for me!

Tamara said...

LOVe it!!!!!!!

Robin said...

I am bawling like a baby. What precious memories.