I first met Britt and her son last year when we were living in Washington, and we’ve been friends on facebook ever since, keeping in touch with all of the big milestones, since our boys are so close in age. Even though we knew each other before, my first time going to her house was actually for this adorable backyard family photoshoot for them while we were visiting Washington last week!
Not only do they have the cutest son, they also have a super loving, cuddly pup, who remembered me from before, and basically spent about half of the photoshoot following me around and begging for pets! Plus, see the red-leafed tree in a bunch of the photos? That’s their LOVE TREE! Which is seriously the cutest thing I’ve ever heard of, and now I want one!!
It was seriously so much fun getting together with them for a morning of fun in their backyard as V. started off the session by getting covered in mud (and had to go be changed before we could start taking pictures, haha), snuggling with their pup, picking berries (they have like 5 different kinds growing in their backyard – Blackberries, Elderberries, Service Berries, Thimble Berries, and Salmon Berries, if I remember correctly), and photographing them enjoying the love they all have for each other.
Thank you so much, Britt and Blaine, for inviting me to come to your home and photograph you guys interacting and loving each other in a space that is so special and intimate for you guys! It means a lot to me that you wanted to share that with me! Blaine, it was so great watching you play and talk with V. You are so engaged with him, and seeing how happy he was picking berries and feeding them to you shows just how much he loves you! Britt, it was amazing seeing you again! I’m so sad we live so far apart, but so glad that getting together feels like no time has passed at all! We talked like we’d just seen each other last week, and it’s so great having friendships that feel like that! Photographing your family was so special, and I loved seeing how close you all are (and puppy snuggles were awesome, too!).