Family photos are something to be treasured…I know this. Children grow too fast and seasons of our lives seem to be gone in the blink of an eye. So to have those moments captured by a professional is something special. And as a mom who is behind the camera (errr…phone) 99% of the time, I cherish the pictures where all four of us are together.
I love a good Christmas card photo or a perfectly posed newborn picture…but I have to say that it’s the candid, everyday type photos that are my very favorite. Lucky for us, a few weeks ago we had the opportunity to do a lifestyle session with Megan from Crazy Bananas. Basically we got to hang out at my parents’ house and do the things we normally do out there (swinging, riding the ranger, playing in the playhouse, etc.) while Megan worked her magic with the camera. It was so laid back and FUN! I wasn’t worried about whether or not my kids would cooperate for the “perfect shot”…I just knew that Megan was capturing plenty of real life moments that would be just as special.
Boy, was I right…
I love every single photo we got back and I can’t wait to frame them and put them all over our walls. However, the most amazing thing we received from our session with Megan was this video. I can’t watch it without a huge smile on my face…and happy tears in my eyes. It’s magical to me.
We have so many videos of our kids, but nothing…NOTHING…like this. There are so many things captured in these 3 minutes that I don’t ever want to forget…and now I won’t. Arden’s chipped baby teeth, her skinned knees, and the way she grits her teeth when she’s sneaking up on someone. Her pure innocence and her zest for life. Nash’s toddler walk, the ornery twinkle in his eye, and his potbelly that I’m sure will be gone before we know it. How he wants so badly to be big like his sister. And of course there’s my parents’ land. The kids playing in the playhouse my dad built, the beauty of the country, and the way a ranger ride can calm even the crabbiest of kids. I love that place.
A HUGE thank you to Megan for capturing these precious moments of my family. We will cherish them forever!
If you’re interested in booking a session like this, you can check out the Crazy Bananas Photography Studio…as well as Megan’s amazing blog. Her Instagram feed also happens to be one of my all-time faves. Pretty much, I love her–and I know you will too.
Absolutely beautiful photos. I love family photos, especially ones that capture life in that moment. Megan did a great job.
Oh wow. Just gorgeous. And that video is amazing!
Mackenzie Oakley says
These are all so amazing! And that video is so precious!
Amazing! I love these and I am always looking for good photographers here in kc!
Laura Keenan says
Lifestyle sessions are my favorite! And this, THIS just wow. Beautiful family captures beautifully!
Jacie Fella says
Megan did an amazing job! I love the video, that is so precious. Oh how I wish I lived near her to have her do ours.
chelsea jacobs says
These are amazing!
Absolutely PRECIOUS, friend!
Sarah S. says
This is pure sweetness!!! I love all of the candid images she captured and the video is amazing! Love that last family photo of you guys! Also, is your top from Versona?? It looks like a Versona thing and I want one!! (Maybe we should just share closets?)
This is AHHHHMAZING! I love it. So beautiful. I am so excited I discovered your blog yesterday, I’m hooked! =)
Those pictures! So beautiful. That video though!!!! OMG I love it. I’m saving my pennies for a session. LOVE!
This is such a beautiful video!
That’s so great. Lucky you guys!
Leslie M says
Amazing! Absolutely priceless memories!
I am obsessed, what a precious keepsake. You have such a beautiful family!
Oh Vanessa, this video brought tears to my eyes too. It’s incredible how special a family bond is. It is a beautiful thing that just you guys share together, and I know you will treasure this moment in time forever.
This looks so amazing! Would love to do a shoot like this!
Wow the video was amazing and the pictures too! Did you have to plan for the video and photography or did your photographer give that to you for fun. Love the idea of both! You will have this to look back on forever.
Brettni Brumfield says
Oh, so cute, Vanessa!!!
I love having family photos done and these are just gorgeous!
Such adorable and perfect pictures, and that video..!! Amazing, SUCH a keepsake. You guys are too cute. 🙂
I love pictures, but having a little video that really captures a bit of time is amazing! And lifestyle shoots are some of the best!
So lovely! I love following Megan on IG she does great work. Your family is darling!
This is everything. I’m in tears because I know how surreal it feels to look at pictures and video like this and realize you have everything you ever wanted(and thought for a while you may never get!) What a gift.
Absolutely stunning – treasured memories to last a lifetime! What a gorgeous family my friend x