When I was a child we lived close to the Northern Eastern tip of California and we had this butte (small mountain) literally in our back yard. On top of it was these rocks and caves that we would explore and run around and pretend in. In the winter we would sled down it and in the summer we would just climb and play. It was so cool to have that in my own back yard. 

But THIS HOUSE- the one I photographed recently- was literally the best. All the toys you could possibly imagine complete with a zip line. I never had these kinds of toys.

Tree house:

Poor baby had a LARGE bump on his head from the day before. It DID NOT stop him.

Two brothers playing all over their tree house in their backyard

Two brothers playing all over their tree house in their backyard

Trampoline:

Dad loves to make the boys go really high! Scary to watch!

Zip line:

WHAT? The coolest!!

Garden:

Let's say the boys tried to help but they put in effort for a short time!

What else could a kid want? 

I am so blessed. I say it daily. I love love love photographing families on their natural environment. Mom said it best when she replied to my question:

  • Why would you recommend Day in the Life sessions to your friends? How would you describe it to them if they didn’t know what it was?

    Yes, most certianly. Heather is such kind, personable, and funny person to work with. Our kids were not intimidated by her and she was so down to earth she fit right in and was unobtrusive snapping shots and getting her angles without anyone else noticing. As a family we were able to hang out and have fun unlike stressful posed photo shoots. Documentary Style photography is real life and in the moment, it captures your families ups and downs and is an amazing depiction of what life truly looks like....moments like these are what we want to remember not the typically stressful, stuffy, posey family photo shoots that us parents rip our hair out at.

When you were little, what was your favorite thing to do outside. Its hard to imagine back to that time when you had a favorite pastime that was not doing work or being a parent or some other thing more stressful. Tell me about it in the comments. I would love to hear! 

If you want me to come over and do this for you too then please contact me today. Learn how to take your own family photos by taking my beginning photography class. Or just download my free guide to having an awesome summer. Just sign up below.

Much love,

Heather


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