Summers Family • Sneak Peek! - JessicaMerithew

Summers Family • Sneak Peek!

We had a gorgeous spring evening at Lake Junaluska with the Summers family for this session! The air was warm and the light was amazing! I LOVE working with this sweet family and watching them grow in front of my lens!

For this session we met at the chapel on Lake Junaluska. It is an amazing stone chapel that's style reminds me of an 18th century English castle. The windows are stained glass, the stone is a cool gray, and it’s architecture is unique and amazing. I fell in love with this space as soon as I saw it!

As soon as we arrived we took a few minutes to chat and catch up. While we were talking, some clouds rolled in to soften the light, so we decided to get started right away. Since the boys are both so young we tried for full family shots first. This is a great place to start with young children that already know you because they’re curious enough to look at you, but typically not comfortable enough to act silly yet. This starting point was a success! We captured some great portrait shots as well as some shots of the Summers family sitting by the lake playing together.

Next we gave big brother Henry a break, and took some solo shots of Charlie. At 6 months old Charlie did a wonderful job sitting up by himself and being as cute as ever! Those blue eyes are hard to beat! As soon as we wrapped up with Charlie’s photos, we had Henry sit in the grass and take a turn. He gave me some sweet smiles, and then I asked him to make silly faces. He sure had a lot of silly faces to share with me! I loved it!

After another short break we captured some shots of the boys together, Kellie with each of her boys, and Sam with each as well. Lastly we moved over to the stone archways to capture some wide family shots that included some of the chapels architecture. Everyone did a wonderful job wrapping up the session, and my favorite shot of the evening was taken here!

We took time during our session to celebrate Henry turning 3, and Charlie turning 6 months old! It was so sweet to watch Henry help Charlie open the gifts that I gave them. I love working with this beautiful family, and am honored that they ask me to capture their special moments! ♥

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