This past spring I had the honor of photographing this beautiful "Little" family.
I met Jessica Little and all her lovely family a couple of years ago at her brother's wedding (who is also a very good friend of my husband, David). Two months ago she found me on Instagram and contacted me to do a photo session as a gift for Mother's Day. When she told me she wanted to do the session at her family winery I was super excited! I mean, when living in the wine country there is no better place than a vineyard to do an outdoors photo session, right? Especially when the vineyard is in your backyard! I can say with confidence that Jessica, Mike and Hunter live in one of the most beautiful places in the Sonoma Valley. The Little Vineyards Family winery is a boutique, family-owned winery, located in a private vineyard setting in the heart of Sonoma and produces small lots of hand crafted premium red wines. Check their website www.littlevineyards.com to learn more about their wines.
It was a delightful afternoon from start to finish. It’s pretty awesome when you have amazing clients who are fun and outgoing and have a blast taking photos. Jessica and Mike were just so adorable and fun. So many inside jokes and so much love! They were so special in the way that they cared for each other and in the sincerity of their appreciation for what I was capturing for them. I am not sure if they realized this but they also gave me a gift that evening! In the midst of life’s craziness, it was really refreshing to spend an evening just watching them be the beautiful family that they are. This was our first time shooting together and I just couldn’t get over little Hunter! His expressions, his moments of play and cuddle. Each family session - especially when there are kids involved - is different because children can surprise us! When photographing kids it's all about “chasing their cuteness"... give them a prop or a situation to deal with, run around, get on the ground and shoot!
I remember I left their house with lots of warm hugs and few bottles of the Little Family Vineyards wines to enjoy at home. Man! It's great to live in the wine country! ;) Thank you to this family for being so welcoming, and allowing me onto their property to shoot this wonderful session!!