Candid Family Portraits
Middlesex County, CT - Rebecca Lynne Photography
Connecticut Family Photographer
Amy ‘s son enlisted in The Air Force and would be leaving shortly. Amy reached out to me to photographer her family all together before his departure. I knew right away that beyond just fun portraits, I wanted to capture them truly enjoying each other. Laughing, having fun, and spending time together.
We decided heading into the woods for a family hike would be a great way to have a fun photo session.
Middlesex County has wonderful state parks and lovely forests for hiking. We lucked out with a warm sunny day, perfect for being outside.
During the hike we played what I call “The Picnic Game” One person starts by saying “I am going on a picnic and I will bring…” and they answer with something starting with the letter A. The next person says “I am going on a picnic and I am going to bring” and they answer with the letter A word previously mentioned and then their own letter B word. The game continues from family member to family member making your way through the whole alphabet.
A little bit corny? Maybe? But playing a silly game while hiking was the perfect was to facilitate conversation and get some awesome candid smiles to show off this family’s lighthearted bond with each other.
See those free images above? I call those my “Dad joke” series. We stopped in a larger clearing during the woods and I knew I needed to document how fun this family is, so I challenged their Dad tell his wife and children the corniest joke he could think of. Which they all quickly informed me that corny jokes were his specialty.
Capturing photographs of Moms and Dads alone during family photography sessions is something I always aim to do. Even with older children, it can be rare for Mom and Dad to take the time to get portraits of them alone. What a great gift to pass down to your children! I know more photographs of my own parents together is something I wish I had.
We were disappointed to see what should have been a good flowing waterfall to be just the tiniest trickle. But this brother and sister due didn’t hesitate to challenge each other to climb to the top.
After we made our way back out of the woods, we walked to the other side of the park to take some fun candid family portraits.
Connecticut Candid Family Photographer
CT lifestyle family photographer, Rebecca Lynne specializes in candid family photography throughout all of Connecticut. Documenting the love and connection being parents and their children with natural and fun portraits.