I have been so excited to share this family’s session. Amanda and I met through a mutual friend more than eight years ago. As soon as I found out she was a hair stylist, I, of course, wanted to have her as my hair stylist! We are friends on Facebook, where I was able to see the beautiful house projects Amanda would often post about. Her Pinterest boards are filled with amazing ideas.

To say the very least, as a photographer, I love doing lifestyle sessions, and I’ve been dying to do one at her home. There is something so special about a lifestyle session. It captures the chaos and beauty of real life. I love the idea of clients looking at back those photos years later and being able to remember how everything looked for that short moment in time.

I could not stop complimenting Amanda and her home, with all of the unique accents and perfectly cared for details. Her response was wonderful, stating, “it’s a labor of love.” Which is true in all aspects of making a house a home, right?

We had a great time doing their session. Mama got on the floor with the kids to play, we did photos in both of the kids’ bedrooms.

We ended the morning with intimate but relaxed shots in the living room. Her son showed off his superhero skills by flying through the living room for me — the shots captured from that moment crack me up every time I see them!

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I couldn’t resist sneaking in a few 1-year photos of her daughter in her sweet little tent she had curated outside. Seriously, a photographer’s dream to photograph this family in their beautiful home!