The Coopers might be new to Jersey, having recently moved here from Oklahoma, but they’re very familiar with family sessions. I don’t think I’ve ever had children so eager & excited to be photographed before! They all truly love lifestyle sessions & all of the playing & cuddling that comes along with them. And I know photographers can sometimes have trouble getting Dads to play along. Thankfully, I’ve always had really good luck & this Dad was no exception. He seriously adores loving on his kiddos, it was absolutely heart warming. He also has always wanted a session with fall foliage & thankfully this spot delivered!
Picking clothes for this weather was a bit different than Mom was used to. But her session included personalized styling so after we had our initial chat on the phone, I put together a style board with 2 outfit options for each family member. She was a dream with shopping & prepping each outfit, but the weather was not so cooperative. This fall was a nightmare from a photographer’s standpoint. It would be hot one day, then freezing, then pouring rain, then sunny. Needless to say, Mom & I went back & forth a lot with different ideas. The trick to tackling confused weather is lots of layers. So everybody had 2 or 3 additions ready for their outfits so we could decide on the day of. Thank goodness we got a beautiful day & it was even dry enough for them to cuddle up together on the blanket (which totally wound up being some of my favorite family photos ever)! xo