It’s the holiday season! I am celebrating the season with a couple of holiday sessions from December! Last week, I met up with the Patel family for a Christmas holiday mini session at Split Oak Forest. This family was just so sweet and we have the best connection: The Simmons Family!
Puja and Michael have been my clients for two years and honestly feel like a second family to me. I know I have a lot of those, but everyone is just so warm and inviting!! At every family gathering, they truly take Jack and I in as one of their own. Especially their extended families on the Patel side! I thought I had met everyone until Puja texted me back in July about one of her cousins, Meera. Her and her husband, Kunal, had a little boy at the beginning of the year and due to COVID, they were unable to have any photos done. They were moving up to our neck of the woods and she wanted to connect us!
Unfortunately, due to timing and work schedules, we weren’t able to make a session happen until this month. But honestly, a holiday mini session is the perfect way to capture those family moments and warm the little ones up to the camera! We met up last week and it was the most perfect little holiday session for the family. None of us were comfortable going to a crowded downtown location to get some Christmas decor, so we transported Christmas to Split Oak Forest. The Patels brought along a red blanket, a small jingle tree, a little red truck, and ornaments! Meera, Kunal, and Sai wore buffalo plaid shirts and the grandparents adorned shades of red.
It took a few minutes for Sai to warm up to the camera, but his grandfather sure helped! Sai loved all of his silly noises and faces!! He quickly became a little ham for me and I absolutely adored all of the smiles he showed. You can quickly see in the photos the love that Meera and Kunal have for this sweet little boy. Even though this year was not easy, I truly think it brought families closer together, especially those with new little ones.
Meera and Kunal, thank you so much for trusting me with capturing your first real family photographs. It truly is such an honor. I cannot wait to see Sai grow and I cannot wait for our next session together! Puja, thank you again for such a wonderful referral to another amazing member of your family!! Take a peek into the Patel’s holiday session below!
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