Now don’t get me wrong, I adore shooting couples & weddings, but I so wish I would get to photograph more families! The time when children are young is such a short one, I think everyone should hire a photographer at least once. It’s so fun to document kids because they’re not self-conscious yet. Their hearts are free and they’re just having a crazy, good time. I’m not sure which I like best, photographing kids being kids, or the connection between each member of the family. It’s more time, and more work with little ones, but it’s so much fun!
Mary Grace, Ray, their kiddos and I set out to Waterfall Glen, a beautiful local park. November in Chicago is COLD. Granted, it’s not even winter yet and I know it’s about to get much, much worse. But four young kiddos in 30 degree weather? Burr! The kids were not only adorable, but such troopers about it. They didn’t complain once and just had a good time running around after each other, picking rocks and climbing around. I didn’t wanna stop the session!
See more photos of their day here.
Music credit: “Storybook” by Analog Heart. Licensed by Musicbed.
Want to see more work? Check out my Portfolio.
Laëtitia Donaghy is a French-born, Chicago-based, international photographer focusing on weddings and elopements. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Photography, and a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. She brings to her weddings and portraits her Fine Art training in order to bring forth the realness and emotion present, and showcase people’s relationships. Her focus is on preserving as much of the day as possible and keeping it as honest as possible. She travels the world for weddings and other assignments. She has been published on the web and in print.
“In every conceivable manner, family is the link to our past and the bridge to our future.”
– ALEX HALEY