When I did this families session at an amazing location in Evergreen, little did I know that I was photographing a local hero. Not only an amazing father but also a Citizen Merit award recipient for helping the police subdue a carjacker on the interstate.
I had so much fun working with these guys. Their kids are amazingly smart, excessively cute and both with the biggest bluest eyes possible!
Seriously how cute is that! One of the advantages of living in Evergreen is the nature all around you. They sure take advantage of that. Being able to run around in the forest, climb on rocks and play without worry is everything a child can ask for.
Look at that focus! There is a saying among the photographer community to not work with children or pets, but Vala Vincent Photography practices the opposite. I know nothing more fun then to get to spend an afternoon playing with kids and in this case, their brand new puppy!
During the session I was all over the place running around and throwing myself to the ground to get better picture from different angles. Every time I would lay down on the ground the puppy would look at it as an opportunity to play and jump on my back. It must have been a sight, me lying on my belly in the grass (praying I didn’t throw myself down onto a snake, or worse, spiders) and a dog on my back. I loved every minute of it.
What a wonderful family. It was amazing how much love an unity they had between them. Sometimes I feel like I have the best job in the world!