I’m…BACK!! I came out of maternity leave for a few sessions this spring and summer. It has been so nice to be behind my camera on these few occasions, including this extended family session. You better believe I’ve whipped out my camera on my fresh new baby girl too and her doting sisters though.
Most days I’m soaking up all of the baby snuggles and preschooler squeezes I can get. Taking time off to adjust to being a family of five has been so life giving. I’ll be sharing more about how I organized and structured my maternity leave later this summer here on the blog.
Now let’s get to this extended family session that brought a smile to my face about every five seconds. Initially, we were going to do their session outside. Then, we hit a rainy two week stretch here in southwest Ohio and decided to move our session indoors.
When we needed an indoor location, I knew of the perfect place. Something Old Dayton is a beautiful vintage natural light studio in downtown Dayton. They also have a large inventory of eclectic and vintage furniture rentals as well as styling services available. Luckily, we were able to use both of their studios during our session making for a large selection of natural backdrops and props.
Communicating back and forth with Veronica was such a pleasant experience. After chatting with her, I knew this was going to be a great family to have the opportunity to photograph. Then, I met all of them in person and noticed the love and closeness right away. Though they are spread out into Indiana, Columbus and Dayton, it was evident that distance doesn’t keep them apart for very long.
Thanks for going along with anything I asked you to do during our session, Belickis family! It was my honor to capture these moments of your individual families and your extended family. Enjoy this post packed with some of the sweetest candid moments of this amazing family.
Steve & Sharon
Stevie & Veronica
Ben & Brooke
John & Megan
Granny & Poppy with the Grandkids
Looking for more of my extended family sessions? Here are some of my favorites: