For first time clients, it’s always fun to gather together for our planning consultation. It’s even more exciting to discover we already know each other. Such was the case with mom, Sarah Remes. 

Family of four together Fall Family Photos

How We Met

We’d never worked together before our fall family photo session. But as it turns out, Sarah and I had recently met each other, though not by name, at Temple Micah, where we’re both members. It was such a pleasure to walk into Sarah’s home, to recognize each other and discover we already had this connection, which was unbeknownst to either of us when we first chatted on the phone. Sarah had heard about me from some other families at her kids’ school, Lafayette Elementary, and decided to contact me. She’d started a tradition several years ago of having the children, Miriam and Isaac, photographed every three years. Her motivation was to document the kids as they grow with enough time in between to show noticeable change.

The Session

As you can tell from the photographs, the day of the session was a beautiful fall day here in Washington D.C. We met at Rock Creek Park and took photos all around the area; in and around a field, a wild meadow, and in the forest. Sarah brought bubbles, which was a fun way to keep the kids moving and engaged. Miriam was behind the bubble wand, while Isaac chased the bubbles with abandon. The weather was quite windy, carrying the bubbles in every direction. While it kept Miriam in one spot, Isaac the Bubble Chaser was constantly on the move. When I could keep up with him no longer ;-), we switched things up by exploring the different areas of the park so they could climb and play. You’ll notice in the photos I’m sharing here, we found some great spots with logs for balancing, not to mention plenty of sticks for battling and playing.

Mom and son sitting on a log for Fall Family Photos

Little girl having fun on a log for Fall Family Photos

The Selection

The family already has an extensive wall display from the two previous photo sessions. For this session, we designed a new layout for the current artwork so it would fit well in the prominent space the family currently displays the older photos. I advised Sarah on ways she could rearrange and make sense for the older photos. This way, they can fit them in other areas of the house as artwork inevitably accumulates through the years.

Father and daughter sitting together for Fall Family Photos

Julie Kubal family portraits Washington D.C.About the Photographer and Author:

Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!