Just as I was getting used to capturing lots of families with small kiddos, Mandi inquired about a family session with her husband and their two school-age kids. As much as I love little ones, I was excited for this change of pace! When we lived in Montana, I spent my days teaching math in a high school classroom, so interacting with teenagers is nothing new for me. I don’t get to do it as much anymore, so I was excited to meet this fellow military family. We decided on Juan Tabo Cabin as the location, which is a great choice for kids who love to climb!
Mandi warned me prior to the session that the boys in her family don’t enjoy having their picture taken. (I believe the term ‘torture’ was used!) I always appreciate the heads up, but I find that that isn’t terribly unusual. In fact, I could almost certainly say the same thing about the boys in my family! Thankfully they suck it up for me more often than not. 😉 When I hear that this is the case, I always try extra hard to make the session as fun and painless as possible. David and Rylan can let me know what they thought, but I think we did okay based on the smiles we got.
Juan Tabo Cabin has become one of my favorite places to shoot. There is just so much potential and variety at a fairly small place. We started with the entire family in front of the cabin and then moved around as the session went on. Hadlee and Rylan climbed the back wall for a few pictures. Mom and Dad peeked through a window for a family shot. The whole family sat on the front steps. The whole crew moved into the cabin and I shot through one of the windows. Like I said, so much variety! It’s a beautiful location and such a fun place for kids of all ages.
I hope you enjoy some of my favorite shots from this family’s session. If you like this location, you might check out the White’s family session that we did here over the summer. If you’re interested in a family session at Juan Tabo Cabin, please reach out to me. I’d love to explore there with you!