This house is a photographer’s dream for lifestyle family sessions! The big open areas of this beautiful heritage house had bright white walls and lots of open space for me to shoot in. I could comfortable use my favourite lens, 50mm 1.2, without bumping in to any walls, and the light painted walls helped keep the photos bright. Add some adorable children in princess dress up clothes and beautiful mamas and it’s the perfect shoot.
This session takes place with two sisters and their adorable children and grandmother. I really love shooting lifestyle at the families home because the children are so comfortable and have so much to keep them busy. We spend half an hour in their rooms playing dress up, then head downstairs for lunch. Momma makes some awesome pizza in the outdoor pizza oven and the girls get to spend some time with grandma. After lunch I follow some newborn’s around the house before doing some more formal family sessions in the living room. The dad’s pop in at the end for a quick group photo and then it’s time to head home. The house is so full of love and children’s laughter that it’s hard to leave!
I can’t believe how big this one is getting… she came to St Maarten for a visit with her parents when she was 5 months, that was the last time I saw her! This beautiful heritage house has been restored and decorated with a lovely mix of modern and Vintage. I love houses that have a history, and this house even had a staircase for servants, just like Downton Abbey! A multi generation shot with my, my mom, aunt, cousins and their little ones. My mom’s holding on to that baby pretty tight… sorry mom, no grandkids yet! You might remember these beautiful sisters from previous posts, Nat came to visit me in St Maarten a few years ago and Laura put her faith in my as my first bride way back in 2009. Their families have grown since they were last on the blog and I got a chance to visit them and their newest little ones recently. I don’t get down to Oshawa, Ontario often, but when I do it’s crazy and fun and always results in some awesome photos!