I had a blast photographing this candid family lifestyle session with the Zendehs and their two-year-old son, Robin. This session was my second time capturing their family since Robin, affectionately known as Binky, turned one last year. I was so honored that his adoring parents invited me back to their Austin home to document their morning routine. We captured all the silly toddler antics, from Robin’s favorite toys to snack time and mid-morning snuggles!
I’m obsessed with the candid moments captured at a family lifestyle session like this one. Although I love throwing in a few portraits here and there, my primary goal with these sessions is to hang out with you and your family, allowing the kiddos to lead and show me their favorite parts of their home. For this session with the Zendehs, we began with reading on the couch, which flowed into exploring the kitchen drawers and having playtime in the living room! Little Robin ran the show, which allowed me to capture his emerging personality.
The Zendeh’s backyard is amazing, with lots of room for a toddler to explore. So, of course, we had to spend some time out there. Robin has plenty of outdoor toys, but in true toddler fashion, a stick he found entertained him the most! Afterward, he and his parents headed inside to read more stories and have snack time. We finished the session in the living room, where Robin received plenty of snuggles from his mom and dad (just look at that smile!).
When it comes to documenting your little one’s growth, I believe booking a candid family lifestyle session is the best choice. I think of the photos I capture as investments in families’ legacies. The ones showing tears or little legs covered in band-aids may or may not provoke pure joy from you right now. After all, life with a toddler is HARD (as a mama myself, I get it!). But I promise you that as the years roll by, these candid images will be the ones you reach for time and again—the ones that transport you back to that specific time because they show what life with your growing kiddo was really like.
A huge thanks to the Zendehs for inviting me back to capture their family! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them and how Robin has grown another year from now. If you’re interested in booking a candid family lifestyle session, I would love to connect. Inquire today to receive more information about my packages and process!