Soft Pastels and Adorable Blond Hair on this Outdoor Family Photo Shootpo

During my trip to Mississippi last month, I had the honor of photographing the family of someone I’ve known since elementary school. Kimmie is the little sister of one of my best friends. She and her husband Anthony, along with their almost two-year-old Jacob, met me at the Flowood Nature Trail for a later afternoon mini-session.

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Believe me when I say Jacob has a mind of his own! Never content to stay in one spot, he helped us explore the nature trail better than we could have imagined. No leaf was left unturned.

Pro tip for parents (or other photogs). If you have a young child who is not easily entertained, bring along a bottle of bubbles. I brought some for this shoot on a whim, and they proved to be instrumental in directing this little guy’s attention towards the camera. I’ve gotta come up with a better solution for blowing them though.

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I loved getting to work with this sweet family. Looking forward to doing more shoots like this soon!