The Clayton Family. What can I say, they are each such gorgeous people. That blonde hair. And let me tell you, blue eyes every. single. one of ’em. Wow. I felt so lucky to do these images for them.
Sandy told me in their pre-session questionnaire that their family could be described as “happy, strong, and loving”. I wanted to make sure to capture that with close and bonded shots, and also capture their playful side with fun and candid images.
Pat and Sandy narrowed down the location to this I had shot here before but was so excited when we arrived and everything was still in peak green condition.
Sandy did such a good job choosing their clothing and coordinating to her living room as well. When we met to discuss our image creation, we talked about her living room, the style of her home, and the look we could go for in their images. I can’t wait to deliver their products and see how Sandy’s amazing home decor and styling is amplified with portraits of the most important thing to them, their family.
I always make sure to get several classic family pictures and just love the bond I see in their family when I look at the calm and serene tones in their children and the happiness Pat and Sandy have being their parents.
Then seeing scrunched up eyes and noses as they cuddle and get close just exudes emotion that can be captured in no other way. I love their candid shots!
Look how that little buddy, Kyler, loves his family and leans into him as his role model. And happy and playful Tehya.
I LOVE this image of Kyler and his Dad. And below in the way sweet Tehya looks up to her kind, compassionate and strong mother. And the way Kyler cherishes his mama. I just LOVE these images. Priceless relationships.
You should have seen us in the ordering session. Man alive! We could NOT decide between these images of Tehya and her Daddy!!!
Working with children on my own is when my inner magic really starts to come out. Pat and Sandy were so amazing to back up a little and let me just be with their children. I wanted to make sure to get Kyler and Tehya’s real and natural inner souls. Kyler is such a protective and caring older brother, and it is evident Tehya really relies on his brotherhood and they are bonded in an undeniable way. This image is so precious. It just might have to go up in my studio.
I can’t tell you have ecstatic Tehya was that I brought this lacey parasol. She was my first little girl to be photographed with it, and it turns out umbrellas are one of Tehya’s favorite things in all the world! She was just BEAMING. Isn’t she?!
The Clayton family is just beautiful. But more than that, strong and fun. It was such a natural and relaxed time we had as we captured these images for them and I hope they will cherish them for years to come.
I loved working with you, Claytons. And love even more that we are friends.