I looked back through our email correspondence and thought this was pretty neat. The first email from Ashley “My husband and I never had proper wedding photographs, nor proper family pictures (with our 14 year old) and I am about to FINALLY get my bachelors degree in May and wanted to commemorate our 2011 life, with pictures”.

It was a perfect day for a family portrait session we finally got together with Ashley, Eddie and Caleb at one of my most favorites place to shoot; The Dallas Arboretum. Oh boy, did WE have fun too! I loved every moment of it. We just chatted and strolled around the garden, played, and cracked up the whole time. Their energy and obvious liking for each other was infectious and it didn’t even feel like going to work. Family sessions rock!!!

After all the photos were done, we wanted to try something new and so we asked the three of them to give us some feedback and comments on their favorite shots. As we want to focus more on our family sessions this year we thought it would be a cool idea to see what our clients really felt about the images.

I will start with their favorites along with the image they picked and then we will show a few of our favorites. With the family’s permission, the following is an email we received in response to us asking for their thoughts.

Caleb said “I really like the one with my Mom and Dad kissing behind me and I’m sticking out my tongue” he felt like it was SO him and us as a family. I know Caleb gets annoyed with Eddie and I, like most teenagers do, but I think he is proud to have us as parents. He makes comments about his friends parents and I think he is thankful for us. I think he liked that picture because it shows him acting silly, which he is. He also LOVED the one of him and I by the flower houses. He has his arm around me and I’m sideways laughing and my wrinkled nose is touching his cheek. It is a close up He said he wants an 8X10 for his room. Isn’t that cool! A teenager wanting a picture of him and his Mom!

Fun Family Portrait Session

Eddie said that he liked so many of them. I know he liked the black and white of him and Caleb (he is getting so big). He liked the pictures of him and I with the water in the back ground. But, overall, he had two favorites, the one that is in black and white where I’m grabbing Caleb’s face (telling him to behave) and Eddie has his arms around both of us but looking at the camera with a look on his face as if he were saying “Here we go again.” The other one was a little surprising to me and it was the one where Eddie and I are together with the water behind us. It only shows Eddie’s face and we are hugging. The look on his face is all enduring love. It is awesome! I asked him “Eddie, do you still love me like that picture?” and he said “Of course I do, always have and always will” Wasn’t that sweet!

Now for me, it is hard to pick just one:-( I like the one where all three of us are in the trees and I have my arms around Eddie. I also like the same place with the trees and we are kissing Eddie. I also love one of the silly pictures where all of our mouths are open (that is SO our family personality) I thought you got some great pictures of Caleb by himself.

All in all, the overall theme of what everyone individually liked had to do with you capturing our relationships. Our relationship as a family, our one on one relationships with each other and our overall family relationship. Some of the looks on our faces, said a thousand words. I like that we were not very posed. We were very relaxed and could be ourselves. We were nervous, hence Caleb laughing the entire time (knucklehead) but, I think from here on out, every time we take pictures with you, we will be even more ourselves.

I can’t say more. Thanks guys!!! Thanks you for your kinds words and time you guys put back in. We appreciate it!!!

We are so glad we got to meet you three and we are honored you guys chose us to photograph your family.

Now, check out some of our favorites from the shoot.