I want to capture your family just as they are. If you're looking for a photographer who will take you to whatever park is closest to you, sit you on an awkward rock and say "cheese," then you have a lot of options.
But that is not me.
My goal is to document connection, stories, individuality. I'm not as concerned about getting everyone's entire face in every single shot as I am about capturing the way your family interacts. My favorite part about family sessions is capturing kids. One of my biggest pet peeves is the way adults are constantly tellings kids how to look. They're perfectly uninhibited. I'll encourage everyone to play, interact and enjoy themselves, but I will not be constantly telling you or your kids to smile.
Please don't worry about your kids having meltdowns or spitting up on clothes. I expect those things, and usually carry some extra tissues for wiping noses. I'll help carry anything from diaper bags to actual babies. Feel free to come to the session with snacks, toys - anything that will help them feel more comfortable. Let's go somewhere beautiful and have an adventure.