Family sessions are quickly becoming my new favorite thing – especially now that winter has come and taking photos inside has become a necessity. There’s just something about photos in your home that is so special to me … every little piece of background is familiar … the photos become part of the space you live in … it’s very organic, I suppose, and I find it so rewarding when families open up and allow me to explore their homes with them.
Daniel and Ebele are a remarkable couple; talented, passionate and fiercely in love with their baby girl, Olanna. I spent an hour or so on Saturday morning taking some family photos and getting to know them. I started with some photos of Ebele with her daughter:
When I spotted this next photo as I was downloading the images, I shrieked with delight. Sure, it’s probably never going to make it to the mantel, but is this not hilarious and wonderful?
Daniel joined us. I love how easy they are with each other. I barely directed any of the photos, as there just wasn’t any need …
Daniel is, amongst other things, a poet. He reads to Olanna up in his study on the third floor, and I love this series that we captured. She loves books already!
I adore how Daniel holds his baby:
A few photos of Olanna on mom and dad’s bed – she is so expressive, and she was captivated by the sound of my shutter!
And a couple of final photos from back downstairs in the family room:
Huge thanks to Ebele and Daniel for welcoming me into their hope and giving me such trust. I loved working with you all and can’t wait to get started on your book!