Backyard fun | Sherwood Park family photography
This Sherwood Park family spends a lot of time in their backyard. They thought it would be the perfect setting for their short family photography session—and with good reason! They have a nice outdoor kitchen and dining area, a separate patio where they can have conversations and chill out, a large play corner for the kids, a garden, swings, a hammock… I love how they have decorated their deck with various vintage items and signs. They have definitely made this space comfortable, inviting and their own.
Let the backyard fun begin!
Mom is a teacher on summer vacation and dad works from home because of the pandemic. The kids like to play outside with their parents as soon as the work day is over. They are a very active family and the children have a lot of energy. I asked them if their play was always that intense and they said yes—with dad! During my time with them, I witnessed a great connection between each member of the family.
Rivalries are not uncommon between the two siblings because of their age difference. However, with the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions, the duo got a lot closer. That’s why, when she saw the photos from their family session, their mother thought it was nice to have a few pictures of them having fun together. The following two images are the ones she chose to display on their walls.
All emotions are welcome
A wide range of emotions can be photographed with documentary family photography, and I love it! The images created are a true representation of what life is like. They are a way to celebrate everyone’s personality. They help us remember the joys and struggles of childhood and parenthood. They show our kids we love them unconditionally, and that it’s okay for them to be mad, have tantrums and cry. As parents, we might feel exhausted or helpless at times, but wouldn’t you agree that a tear rolling down a child’s cheek makes a beautiful photograph? One that will be cherished forever…
The younger child in this family went from happy to sad to happy again in the blink of an eye! And that is how she is in real life.
Sherwood Park family photography during the pandemic
I want you to know that my services are still available to you! Documentary family photography can safely be done outdoors and is in line with the new government restrictions. Give yourself and your family the best gift this Holiday season—get a Marie-Pierre Photography eGift Card for your own 2021 family photography session in Sherwood Park, Edmonton or anywhere else in Alberta. You could also use it to treat yourself to that gorgeous photo book or wall art you’ve been dreaming about for so long! There’s no expiry date on eGift Cards.
I'm Marie-Pierre, an easygoing mother of two and a documentary family photographer. I believe we can all learn and grow from other people's experiences. Real life stories help us relate to each other, open our minds and feel better about ourselves.
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