I photographed the adorable Heinemans for a lifestyle family photography session in their home near Appleton, WI in January of this year. I love shooting in home lifestyle family sessions because families are naturally more comfortable in their own home. Sometimes family sessions can be (literally) stiff and painful, but they really don’t have to be that way! My approach is to find the best lighting in the home and then have families interact with each other by playing together, reading a book, snuggling, tickling, or talking about who has the stinkiest feet! Natural laughter and expressions come from these moments and are a better reflection of a family at that moment in time. Plus, they’re a lot of fun!!!
My favorite moments from the Heinemans’ family in home lifestyle session were playing tractors together, snuggles on mom and dad’s bed, and capturing the little details like fingers holding on tight to mom. The Heinemans have a wild cat that likes to visit their patio door, so we even had Tristan take some photos of the cat with my “telescope.” It was very relaxed and laid back, with time to feed baby Landon as needed.
The Heinemans are a special family to me because I have known Jenny since we were babies! It is such a joy to be able to photograph friends and their families in this special season of life. Parenthood is something that is so unknown before you actually become a mom or dad. Experiencing this time of our lives together has been a huge blessing. Too often as parents we feel so alone in this, but that is far from the truth! I am so thankful for great friends to reach out to when needed.
Make sure to check out all their adorable family in home lifestyle photos to get a better idea of what to expect during a session with me!