Johnny and Teri decided on a lifestyle session to commemorate not only the upcoming arrival of their second baby, but also their son, William’s second birthday. They chose to do the session just a few weeks before Teri’s expected due date but it was nice because the holidays were completely behind us and we were able to focus just on their beautiful family.
A lifestyle session was perfect for them in so many ways. It was bitter cold the day of their session, so in home Lifestyle meant we didn’t have to be outside with pink noses and a shivering 2 year old! Their house is absolutely filled with gorgeous natural light. They’ve decorated everything beautifully in their home and yet it’s super inviting and usable space, which I love. Lifestyle sessions can be so fun because I get to capture the family in their everyday surroundings where they are most comfortable.
William and Johnny played games, jumped on the bed, and enjoyed each other’s company while I captured Teri in her 9-month pregnant glow. Johnny is my cousin and growing up with him, I always thought he was fun loving and awesome. I never saw him without a smile on his face or a joke to be had. It doesn’t surprise me in the least that the more I see him in his role as Dad to William and husband to Teri, I see his parents shine through in such an incredible way. He actively takes a role and genuine interest in what William is doing and their bond is unbreakable.
I saw Teri weekly throughout her entire pregnancy and never once did I hear her make one complaint. She is the kind of pregnant person you totally want to be around and enjoy. She has such a kind heart and soul and I love the way she looks at Johnny and William and interacts with them. She has all the patience in the world — even for Johnny’s crazy antics and funny quips. And of course even more patience for her firstborn, William, who has all the energy you can imagine a 2 year old would!
Johnny and Teri, I’m so happy you guys chose the lifestyle session and thank you for making these beautiful images happen! Stay tuned for their newborn session!