Wenatchee balsamroot family session
I knew during my very first session in the Malaga hills, that this location would be a hit for family sessions, so when Savannah reached about about a session for her daughter, mother, and herself, I was beyond STOKED! What a sweet idea to include her little’s grandma. Coming from someone whose mother is a HUGE part of her kiddo’s life, I know how special that relationship really is. Don’t get me wrong either, our mommas are great mommas. But they’re even better grandmas, trust me.
So let’s backtrack a little. Savannah and I met through Instagram probably about a year ago. I think we clicked over plants and parenthood, which is actually the best way to meet someone if you ask me. I think in the vast age of social media, the most amazing part is the ability to meet people and connect where you probably wouldn’t have otherwise. So Savannah and I started talking about life and it turns out our kiddos are the same age. Then the conversation evolved to essential oils and photography– basically my two loves besides my family. Savannah ended up booking her session shortly after and let me tell you, it was so special spending some time in nature with three beautiful generations!
“A mother’s love never wanes”
These three coordinated perfectly and their soft pink pastels were gorgeous against the last Balsamroot of the season. They go so fast around the PNW that we have to utilize them, but thank goodness this location is higher in elevation so the golden blooms last a little bit longer.
And some more sweet moments with grandma and momma during this Wenatchee family session.
The real moments are the ones that matter most, and will be remembered the most vividly.
Towards the end of our family session, Savannah asked if I would be willing to take a few pictures of her…
I try to be as flexible as possible during sessions, but I get especially excited when I get to do something unexpected. I don’t usually photograph seniors, so doing individual portraits isn’t something I get to do often. It’s so funny how times and comfort zones change, by the way. I used to only photograph seniors and turn down family sessions (HA! What was I thinking?) But we had so much fun twirling in the golden light and I’m so pleased with how these portraits turned out for her.