Tarra and I had been talking about family photos since Rhett was born in October. It wasn’t until Tarra and Seth sold their house and were prepping for moving that we realized that time was growing short for us to do a lifestyle session in Rhett’s first home.
We chose the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, the last weekend in their house, to get photos amongst the boxes and bubble wrap. The weather was uncooperative, and we were stuck indoors, but we made the most of our shoot and they enjoyed the break from packing. We played in the master bedroom, making faces in the mirror and lounging on the bed, before reading a book and playing in Rhett’s room.
Tarra and I talked on Tuesday, and were both rather bummed we didn’t get any photos outside. We decided to meet again, when the sun was shining and the stress of moving was gone.
We met Wednesday evening after work and got our much desired outside photos, and then went inside and played on the floor in the empty house. Being nearly eight months old, Rhett didn’t need a lot of entertaining or toys, but provided lots of entertainment for us as he blew raspberries and cackled with joy as Mama tickled him.
I’m so glad we decided to get together and get pictures in Rhett’s first home! I really enjoy sessions like these, where families can be themselves and be comfortable together, and we can capture important milestones and firsts, like moving out of the first house you bought in Richmond, where you raised your first baby for the first seven months of his life.
Thank you, Seth and Tarra, for inviting me into your home (twice!) even during a super stressful time like moving.
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