Oh where to start… I first met Jenee, Dan, Maddex, Amara and Libby when Miss Libby was only a few months old. I have photographed them several times since then, but this one tops the rest! A few months back I ran a giveaway for a styled photo session. Styled sessions often revolve around an idea or an emotion, and are a great example of lifestyle sessions, where we focus more on the connections in a family and their unique story, rather than a more a more traditional family session. (Nothing wrong with those sessions, just different.) So, during the giveaway Jenee posted a link on my Facebook that featured a family painting a canvas during their session. Knowing Jenee’s heart as a mother, having spent some time with her and heard feedback about what past images she loves, I knew we could rock out this idea for them no questions asked.
I can say, without question, that this is one of my favorite sessions I’ve done all year. I left and pretty much floated home, my creativity tank full to the brim and just happily reminded why I do what I do. Sessions like this, that create joy-filled memories for families, that capture moments these kids will always remember, that stop these precious days that slip by so fast for a split second, this is why I am a photographer.
Dan and Jenee, thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a great evening! I always want to be along for the ride!
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If you are interested in booking a session with Mandi McDougall Photography, e-mail me at email@example.com. If you are a friend of Jenee’s and mention that when you book, you receive a $50 print credit.