Documentary Style Family Photos

I’m so excited to share a documentary style photo session we had recently with a dear friend and talented photographer. I’ve know Amanda from Amanda Raylee Photography since 7th grade. We spent our middle school years having countless sleepovers and have been dear friends ever since. Amanda blessed us with maternity pictures just days before the early arrival of our second son, Harrison, two and a half years ago. We look back at those photos often and cherish the sweet moments they captured for us. You can imagine the excitement I felt when Amanda asked about doing a documentary style photo shoot at our home earlier this summer. As a mom of two busy little boys, I’ve realized that I take a ton of pictures of them each day, but there are very few pictures of us together. This is such a busy season of life, the boys seem to grow and change each day. Having photos to look back on as a reminder of this season is so special to this mama.  Amanda spent a Friday morning at our house. It was casual family time, just hanging out and having fun. Graham and Harrison were delighted to get in the kitchen and make lemonade, one of their favorite treats.

My sweet Harrison, he will eat just about anything. He has been known to eat the peel off of fruits and vegetables without hesitation. I couldn’t help but giggle as he sunk his teeth into a whole lemon about to be washed at the sink. They were popping lemon halves in their little mouths faster than Sean and I could juice them. We ate cookies in Graham and Harrison’s new “big boy” room and partially read a new story together before they were onto their next adventure.

Amanda has such a sweet way of capturing moments that tell your story and show the personality of your little ones. You know, the sweet little face they make for what seems like two weeks and then never make again. The picture below is one of my favorites. These little boys are truly wild at heart, always on a mission. Notice how Harrison never let go of that cookie even mid fall. He’s pretty skilled at that sort of thing.

If you’ve been on the fence about splurging for family pictures, just do it! This is the perfect opportunity to dodge the heat and have pictures taken of your family in your home. To make it even better, Amanda is offering a great promotion on these summer sessions. This would also be the sweetest gift for a special family you know. Seriously,  if your’e in North Texas, book your session with Amanda Raylee Photography now. You won’t be disappointed!

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