atlanta family photography

{abby lynn} | playground fun at piedmont park | atlanta lifestyle photographer

There's so much joy in hanging out with a toddler. We had this session at the park just for fun and I was happy to click during some cute moments of AL playing on the monkey bars (those are words I don't hear as often anymore!), playing with wood chips, and just running around. Last time I got to see her, I got to take some daddy daughter photos at the park. 

I love how free spirited children are at this age and it wouldn't hurt to learn a thing or two from them. They are bright eyed, happy, hyper, and just excited for all of the things. 

Looking at these images just makes me want to go to a park and have fun. I can remember the feeling of the grass and just hanging out playing with sticks! 

What I love about lifestyle sessions is the ability to allow the child to take the lead and enjoy all of the small moments. If you're interested in booking a session, head over to some of my favorite images or drop me a message on my contact page! 

these are images of a toddler playing at a playground at piedmont park in atlanta georgia. she is swinging from the bars and laughing
these are images of a toddler at a playground in atlanta georgia at piedmont park. she is tossing the wood chips from the playground into the air and jumping.
these are images of a toddler playing at a playground at piedmont park in atlanta georgia. she is running around and making silly faces.
these are images of a toddler young girl sitting in the grass, playing with sticks. she is playing at piedmont park in atlanta georgia.

{carrion family} | christmas fun | dallas family photography

Although we aren't technically family, I enjoy every bit of the time I get to spend with my best friend's family. They take me in as their own, and I get to play with the two silliest, smartest, cutest little girls (okay I might be a little biased) a couple times a year. I have watched these girls grow over the years and I enjoy the time I get to see them. I bring along my camera to document the activities and silly games because it's always a treat to look back on them even just a few months later to see how much they've grown!

We began our day outside as the girls showed me their new Christmas gifts. They were so excited to show off their new clothes and their new bikes. Don't they just look so cute? We spent a little time inside to take a break to color, and then ended up going back outside in the backyard. They live in a small town north of Atlanta and they have so much land on their property. Living in the city you wouldn't get as much land as they would, so we definitely take advantage between having the bonfire going, the 4-wheeler rides, and letting the dogs run free. The backyard was such a wooded dream! The family stayed warm between having the bonfire going and staying warm with snuggles.

What I love about lifestyle sessions is the ability for the family to carry on the way they would as if I wasn't there. I just happen to be at the right place with my camera, ready to click! With two fast-moving little girls they definitely keep me on my feet and I love the way the photos tell the story. They are used to getting their photos taken but I still sometimes try to be sneaky so I can capture the genuine expression and emotions when they are playing. 

Check out the blog for other recent sessions such as this Newborn Session and this lifestyle session at Ponce City Market in Atlanta! 

{schmidt family} | big brother little brother | atlanta lifestyle photographer

From the two year old's that I've come across, what I notice is that they are either suuuuper outgoing or just a little shy. The way I got this little guy to interact with me was to allow him to talk about his car and we hit it off! I love the ability to add in toys, homes and hobbies into lifestyle sessions because it's a nice natural way to capture those family moments. This little guy became a big brother two weeks ago to his new baby brother and you can tell by these photos that he is already in so much love! 

Aren't they just the cutest? I'd love to meet you family and capture some special moments in your life so if you're interested in a lifestyle family session, head on over to my contact page to say hello! Soon this little guy will be a Six Month Sitter and he will have many more moments for outside playtime! 

{musson family} | six month sitter | atlanta lifestyle photography

When you're six months old you can look cute pretty much doing anything. You can tell how much joy this family has for their littlest Cam! I loved that they wanted to include their furchild Max during our time together, because what's a family session without the whole family! We took these photos close to the holidays so keep scrolling if you want to see how much Christmas spirit this little guy had! 

What I love about lifestyle sessions is that there will always be a time to get a family portrait, but sometimes you have to let the Playtime at the Park moments naturally happen that might include stick fights! If you'd like a session at your home or in your backyard, check out a recent Backyard Fun session here!

{stanwood family} | ponce city market | atlanta baby photographer

I had a new family reach out to me about taking family portraits for the holidays. The family previously had a lifestyle session in their home, and this time around they decided on an urban setting (which is also so much fun!). We went to Ponce City Market which is such a neat area in Atlanta. There are shops, restaurants, a nice rooftop, and lots of great surroundings, art, and decor. 

It was a little chilly in the morning but we were able to take many photos before the place got busy, which sometimes is hard to avoid on the weekends! This little guy was 5 months at the time and you can see so much joy in his face when he got to play with Mommy and Daddy. He had the cutest dimples and facial expressions. 

I'm already looking forward to the next time I have a session at Ponce City Market! 

It doesn't have to be a special holiday for me to want to meet you and capture your family as you are, wherever you like to go! Please contact me about booking a session if you want a laid back and relaxed family session! If you want to see what I've been up to, check out Daddy and Daughter playtime and Backyard Fun!

{neal family} | backyard fun | atlanta family photographer

I was so excited to meet this family for a family session. It was close to the holidays, but from meeting Mom and Dad I was able to tell they were all about the fun and just hanging out as a family. We played outside for a little bit, and let me tell you, bubbles always bring out the best in the kiddos! We were able to go inside and get some book time and doll play, and then finished in the backyard. I can't wait to share these images. You'll definitely see how much fun we had! 

this is an image of a father outside holding his little girl and the little girl is comforting herself with her blanket
this is an image of a mother holding onto her little girl outside
this is an image of a mother, father, and two little girls standing outside in front of trees in the fall
this is an image of a little girl running in the grass and smiling as she runs towards her mom
this is an image of a father holding his little girl and laughing together while outside in front of trees
this is a black and white image of a mother sitting down and reading a book to a young little girl
this is an image of a little girl sitting on the floor while she is turning pages of a book
this is an image of two little girl sisters sitting on the floor and reading a book
this is an image of two little girl sisters in the living room, one is looking at a book, and the other girl is laughing and looking at mom
this is an image of a mother, father, and two young girls sitting in the living room while the two young girls are looking at a book
this is an image of a young girl in the living room of their home, dancing with one of her life size dolls
this is an image of a father holding a flower in his mouth, while the young girl and her mom are laughing
this is an image of a young girl laying on a blanket outside and smiling
this is an image of a mother and father outside while the father is showing the mother one of their child's stuffed animals, and the mom is laughing
this is an image of a mother, father, and two daughter young girls playing outside on a blanket
this is an image of a family of four- mother, father, two young girls holding up drinks and making a cheer
this is an image of a young child playing with a toy and pretend to hit her father with the toy while they are outside sitting on a blanket

If you're interested in booking a lifestyle family session, I'd love you to drop me a line on my contact page or send me an e-mail! Here are a couple more recent lifestyle sessions that include a Sunday Funday, a Cake Smash, and a Lifestyle Newborn session! 

{aronson family} | sunday funday | atlanta lifestyle photographer

I had the pleasure of documenting some silly moments with this family. The children were a bit excited with a new person coming into their home with a camera, but I was able to be a bit sneaky and tried to sit back and observe some family interaction. I loved the moments that I was able to document toy play, story time, and being silly with Mom and Dad.

If you enjoy weekend morning play as much as I do, I'd love to capture some lifestyle moments with your family! Head on over to my contact page to say hello or check out more of my work here!