Lifestyle shoots have been something that I've been dreaming of for a long time-because they are real, raw, and messy. All of the things I love wrapped up in a photoshoot. I've asked a few people if I could come into their homes and photograph small pieces of their lives. And thankfully my friends have graciously been on board. I think it's important to not just photograph a child at their best each year-don't get me wrong, I love those photos. But I think there is also importance in the gritty-this is actually what we do every day, this is ACTUALLY who we are as a family. And though it might be messy and there may be spilled milk all over the kitchen, it's beautiful. I don't have these lifestyle shoots down by any means, but I'm working at it.
Meet the Higgs family.
I've known Britney and her family for a few years now and have loved every second of getting to know them. For a long time, I prayed for close friends-the friends you can be completely candid with and you know they won't judge you. Britney is one of those friends. When I think of creative people, I think of Britney-if you've ever seen her work you know what I'm talking about. But her creativity isn't to benefit her and her work-it's for a purpose, for a story, and to share beauty with other people. Her husband Sammy is one of the most patient, kind, and compassionate people you will ever meet. He genuinely knows how to meet people and love people where they are at. These two, in my mind are superheroes-Britney runs a film business full time, and her husband works full time and helps her shoot weddings and all of the other incredible creative projects she is working on.
The two little guys in these photos are their adorable kiddos, Judson and Asher. They are two of the most outgoing, fun, sweet 2 and 4 year olds you will ever meet. Enjoy this lifestyle shoot....