Claudia + Phil with kids at the Thomas Center Gardens
This was my very first time photographing this lovely family of four - plus two furry critters. We decided to head over to the beautiful Thomas Center Gardens to take advantage of the perfect light at the golden hour. Claudia and Phil also live in the Duckpond neighborhood - so it was a very easy commute. They are also new to Gainesville (from south Florida) and wanted to show some of our North Central Florida landscape - like those dramatic draping Spanish Moss trees.
How about these gorgeous kiddos!!
Don’t forget Mom and Dad too!
Towards the end of my sessions, I like to add some playtime and capture some emotion through motion. I do like posed portraits but if I’m honest - I prefer the look of the “imperfect” photographs that show the real connections.
Thank you Claudia and Phil for sharing your beautiful family with me. I hope this is the beginning of a new friendship and I can watch those kiddos grow up….and the kitty and puppy too!