Today, in our culture of work hard so we can play harder, schedules and routines that are often so jam packed, I feel like it is one of the most important and one of the most rewarding things as a parent to be able to just get outside some nights and take a “time off”! That’s my goal every single time I am lucky enough to schedule a session or a play date as I like to call them with families in the evening and the golden hour! I love for my families to be able to just let loose, drop the routine and actually PLAY with their little ones! The real kind of play where you can run wild in the grass, tickle fight and get a little bit dirty without having to truly worry about the kids having to be on their best behavior! That’s the dream as a parent right? To actually play with our kids?! To enjoy them while they are little before they grow up and they are off with their friends?!
This was the exact kind of session, the kind of dream session, I had with the Cooling family! The girls were perfect in every way: they came and dirtied up their piggie toes, they ran wild in the grass, they laughed deep belly laughs and they even climbed some trees. You want to know the absolute best part, mom and dad were right there with them and that was my favorite part! I was able to capture the whole family playing together and having a great time… together just being silly! We all sat on monsters, we squished them and made animal noises! We screamed at the top of our lungs and I think we even sang about booties a bit!
What’s a perfect night without talking about booties right?!
Here are some of my most favorite shots from our time together!
The girls came ready to play! They brought their lovies and their excitement! They asked if they could take off their shoes which immediately captured my heart because I almost never wear shoes when I’m shooting! Let’s earth it together girls!! 😉
Aren’t these girls stunning?! I mean seriously!!!! GAH!
We decided to move down to the path and break out the bubbles!
We started to wrap things up and of course, I never truly put my camera away until the car doors close and I’m glad I didn’t! The sillies started to come out and I just couldn’t help but capture these!
Thank you so much for hanging out with me and playing with me!!!
I can’t wait to see you guys again!!!