Before we even see each other, I’ve had several conversations most parents ahead to determine our goals for the shoot. Sometimes it’s just to get updated images, Holiday cards, some family member is in town, to have a great framed family photo above the fireplace or like this time to replace some older images in frames already hung. Knowing this ahead directs my eye during the shoot. I know the frames were hung vertical in a ‘portrait’ style so I needed to shoot that way. We also determined cozy sweaters would be fun even though the weather hadn’t and leaves had just started to turn. Turned out a great thought because it was chilly! I loved that mom & dad made a Dunkin stop on the way. Got some bonus shots of them together in the joyful boy energy. When they look back at the album, it’s a happy snug family being comfortably laughing and enjoying each other.