I loved my time with this family for a number of reasons but one of them is how much this location means to them. Moving across country next month they wanted to remember this spot that they have spent so many countless hours at since their girls were just young toddlers. It was their space, and therefore a huge comfort level was immediately present. Getting your pictures taken can be awkward and some get very nervous about it. Add to that going to a spot you have never been, or a place filled with a million and one on lookers with nothing to do but stare at you during the session (and walk right in front of your shot as well!). There is just something about having photos taken in the places that have those sentimental ties to your love and life together that put you at so much ease, and allow you to take your hair down. Whether at home, in the backyard, a favorite frequented beach, or in this case, a lake, it's so good to consider not only what the backdrop will appear like, but how it will make you remember. To not only have moments from our time together, but with each picture so many other memories that happened right in the same spot.
Just something to consider when deciding where to have your next family photos! And with that, here is the beautiful Y Family: