A Real Life Family Session with the Hettichs | Buffalo and WNY Documentary Family Photographer

It's that time of year again! Time where parents are sending their children off to school, and the time of year where everything begins to transition from carefree, summer living days to holy smokes there's so much to do before the holidays. I'm always amazed and stunned when fall rolls back around again. Like, seriously, wasn't it just the beginning of spring only last month?!

If you're a parent of a young child, I'm sure these thoughts of how fast time goes by are with you every day, especially during milestones like first days of school, birthdays, and holidays. One minute your child depends on you for everything, then they're crawling, and then they're having conversations with their best friends and acting like they don't need you anymore (don't worry, they'll always need you)! These are all inevitable changes, and it's so exciting to experience and cherish each new stage of any child's life. This is why I love (so, so much) to provide my clients with images that reflect their real, everyday lives together as a family. Images that tell a story of what routines took place, what type of food or toys were a child's favorite, or what caused them to laugh uncontrollably or cry in instant. All these little things that you'll take with you in your memory, but that may not always be documented in photographs (with you in them!) and passed on to your child as they get older.

Back in June, I had the amazing opportunity to photograph past wedding clients, the Hettichs, with their (at that time) soon-to-be-turning one year old daughter. I hope one day when she's older, they look back on these photos together as a family and tell her stories of how she used to walk around carrying her book of important faces and names, giving kisses to the pages, or how she used to try and eat clumps of sand from her sandbox, or even how she loved being pushed in her swing – except on this hot day when she really only wanted to splash in the water. Most of all, I hope she sees how much she has always been loved, and I hope that they still see in her the same young, carefree, and happy daughter they've had since day one.

Oh, the Hettich family, I send you all giant hugs today and can't wait until we see each other again! Here are a few of my favorites for remicising on.

Are you interested in setting up
a Real Life family session of your own?

From now until the end of the year, I will have 4 spots remaining for in-home documentary Real Life family sessions. For these next 4 families who book a Real Life session with me before the end of 2017, I will be including a complimentary 11x14 print for you to hang proudly on your wall, or gift to a family member for the holidays. If you think you might be interested, please don't hesitate to inquire with me and book your session today! Sessions are only $350 for 2 hours of in-home coverage and include the final, high res digital images.

Not interested in a real life session, but looking for family portraits before the holidays? This fall I will be offering 1 day of family session minis, with spots available for up to 6 families. Details to be announced next week, so stay tuned by following me on Facebook (facebook.com/dawnmgibsonphotography) or Instagram (@dawnmgibson_photo).