Nov 30, 2012 | Families

cute laughing couple during couples portraits on cape cod

Over Thanksgiving, I drove down to beautiful Cape Cod for a very special family session. I don’t often blog family sessions (and in fact I have a separate website where most of my kid and pet photos live) but I can’t resist sharing a few favorite photos of this awesome family here.

Ben contacted me back in July about setting up a photo session with his wife Laura, his parents, and his brother’s family over the summer. Our initial plans were thwarted by Hurricane Isaac (Ben and Laura live in Miami), and looking back, I’m happy they were. There is something so special about the Cape in the early winter; the colors are soft and muted, the sun is lower in the sky … and we lucked out with a totally gorgeous day. Ben and Laura are both photographers (you can see Laura’s beautiful work here), and I was SO thankful not to know this until part way through the session (it makes me nervous!) But unlike most photographers they are ridiculously good in front of the camera too. In fact, the entire family is super fun to photograph – not only are they all incredibly photogenic, but they also smile and laugh all. the. time. Heaven! Anyway, we spent the afternoon taking a mixture of group photos, and more candid shots. Here’s a handful or two of my favorites:

family with kid and dogs at their homelittle boy playing and having fun during documentary session

Charlie, like I imagine most four-and-three-quarter-year-olds are, was happiest running around thinking I wasn’t photographing him. Everyone else was pretty cool doing whatever silliness I requested! Love this one of Ross and Susan:

parents laughing during their family photos in on the cape

This is Ishka, the incredible performing dog:

fun performing doggy photossmiling and happy family sharing a hug

Adam, Alison and Charlie (above) live in Chicago. Their big smiles are a perfect reflection of their big, warm hearts. And here’s one of my real favorites from the big group photo:

sun group photo of entire family laughinglittle boy looks on as his parents cuddle up for their portraitromantic couples portrait on a long boardwalk on cape doc

We spent a little time at a nearby beach with the longest boardwalk ever! Laura and Ben played cute, and Charlie and his dad just played.

little boy being chased by his dad during yarmouth family photoscute family pic of couple with their dogs in black and white

Our final stop for photos was right next to Susan and Ross’ beautiful Yarmouth Port home, and the light there was perfect (the scenery too, in fact). I love the photo above of Laura and Ben snuggled up with their awesome pups Ishka and Pickle – and how great are Ross and Susan’s smiles in the photo below?

parents laughing and cuddling in yarmouth port ma

Thank you all for the incredibly warm welcome, and for making it such an easy session for me. Every time I picked up the camera you were laughing, and smiling, and canoodling. Thank you!! And of course I have to post one last favorite of Ben and Laura down by the beach:

engagement style photos on cape cod with cool couple silhouette


  1. omg. fantastic pictures, sue you look so fantastic……haven’t changed in like 50 years. i will not even have a picture of me taken….i say…yikes who is that. ben looks exactly like ross and your family and dogs are beautiful

  2. Kate, we couldn’t be happier. THANK YOU! You captured our spirit…

  3. you all are so beautiful~! Love to you Patricia <3.


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