everyday family moments at the bookstore

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

As a photographer who is always concerned about the aesthetic of an image, I need to remind myself to find the balance between “picture perfect” and truly authentic. This family session spoke to me on so many levels. I was documenting what they do as a family on a regular basis and not just for the camera. As I often say, it’s the quality of the everyday that matters way more than what happens once in a while.

We started off at their favorite Barnes & Noble bookstore where they just did their thing. Just blissful <3

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

Since they visit this bookstore often, it holds a special place in their hearts. So naturally when they got news that it would be closing soon, they wanted to document some memories there before that happened.

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

everyday moments. quality time <3 There will always be the teacher in me that extols the virtues of reading to children 😉

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

And of course since nothing quite compares to natural light, we had to head outside some more photos and Mother Nature did not disappoint 🙂

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

 

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

like father like son 😉

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

All the sibling love.

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

These little ones were so inquisitive and mom & dad were so patient and enthusiastic about exploring their questions.

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

maryland lifestyle family session jen s photography

the blissful look of parenthood as these two look on at their happily playing children. This family has definitely got it down with the quality of their everyday moments <3