My favorite part of photographing families in their home usually has something to do with how the kids act completely naturally. This session was a little different though. While little Carter was adorable and kept the session moving all on his own, my favorite part was finding his parents hugging and being sweet with one another when they thought no one was looking. They were pretty quick to stop whenever they realized their super curious son was in another room alone, but I was able to get a few photographs that really show how they have nurtured their own relationship, two years into parenthood.
I arrived on Sunday morning in time for pancakes, Carter’s favorite breakfast. He was beyond excited to not only eat the pancakes, but to help cook them, too. After his tummy was full, he began his run around the house, bouncing from one activity to the next and always being careful not to spend too much time on one thing or to let his parents relax. To get some wiggles out, he swung on a woven wrap (designed for baby wearing) that had been hung as a swing. Then everyone sat down to read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, the book that Dad read to Mom’s belly when she was pregnant. After a few calm minutes of reading, there was more tumbling, tickling, laughing and jumping. A few bumps led to tears and some of Momma’s milk saved the day. In order to get a few more moments of peace, Carter got wrapped up on Mom’s back for a snuggle. He’s been carried since birth and still loves it. And since it was Sunday, Dad turned the game on and the boys watched a bit of football before everyone headed outside for flying lessons.