One of the first things I often get asked when a family books a session is – what do we wear? I always say the same thing – be yourself. If your family does not normally dress up, if you don’t normally match, then don’t do it for your pictures. Your family portraits should reflect how your family really is – and the Potts family took my advice perfectly.
As soon as I met up with them I could tell who they were. That was before even spending time with them. I loved that I did not need to decipher who they were – I could just tell. They are fun, relaxed, easy going and they are not just family – they are friends.
I am always impressed by great kids. Because great kids are a reflection of great parents. Clearly these two parents have done a awesome job with Noah & Roslyn. Noah was fun. He has this huge personality – he kept me laughing most of our shoot. He would “pose” for me and turn on the charm, then suddenly he was mister “cool guy” giving me his best zoolander face. Roslyn (btw I seriously love her name!) is a beauty. Absolutely adorable, and sassy. Again – clothes matching her personality? Try Fergie fur lined boots – does that show you how fun this little girl is? It does to me! Noah & Roslyn were fun together too. Not often do kids these ages get along – but they did. They have a great attitude of joking around while pretending they sorta don’t like each other – when they clearly do.
Now that you know the kids – meet the amazing parents responsible for them – Jessica & Rich.
Where to even begin with Jessica & Rich. Well for starters – I liked them enough to say that I would love to hang out with them and have a beer. Let’s start there. Jessica is SO proud of her husband ( and family) and it shows in the way she looks at Rich. Rich is a very devoted husband (bonus points for letting me drag him around for 2 hours for family pictures). He and Jessica had tons of moments where they would look at each other and whisper , or laugh. We spent a few minutes at the end of there session just talking, and it confirmed for me what I knew all along – they are a grounded couple, who appreciate the real things in life.
Potts family thank for makeing my afternoon so much fun to spend with you!