Sometimes when I show up at a session I have no idea what to expect. I have only e-mailed back and forth with the client and the most information I know about them is what city they live in and how old their little ones are. This was the case with the Miller family! And it is so fun to see how much you can learn about the family in one hour together. You leave feeling like old friends! When I met up with the Miller family we realized we knew a whole bunch of the same people, both loved traveling and I even got to meet their pup at the end of our shoot.
Booth Park in Birmingham is such a great place to shoot with young families. Everything is condensed so we don't have to do a whole bunch of moving around to get varied backdrops. The park is typically relatively quiet once you get away from the playground, and there are nearby bribing options (a.k.a ice cream shops) if your children are old enough for that! I am so not above bribing! There are also usually plenty of ducks, squirrels and birds around to keep kids interested in exploring more of the park.
Little Jack was one of the smiliest little guys I have ever photographed. If I sang the ABCs he smiled all the way from A to Z. He couldn't stop laughing if I put his shoe on my head and he was wasn't shy at all. I have to say the happiest he was was when his puppy joined us. He adored his dog and it was so funny to see the two together. His puppy just sat patiently next to his baby and Jack just wanted to hold his puppy's tail. His puppy didn't bark or move once, he just let the little guy go ahead and hold onto his tail! So sweet! Thank you for letting me into your family to capture these memories, Miller family!