I’m a Phoenix family photographer however if given the opportunity to travel for a session, I will pack my bags in a heartbeat and be there with joy and curiosity and all the anticipation my heart can handle to capture your beautiful family…this session alone was worth my trip to Tennessee, I got so much out the weekend. If you missed my first post about why I was visiting Nashville you can read it here.
I stayed with the Hellers the night before our morning session which meant that I got a bright and early start with the girls 😉 I loved how the early sunlight filtered through their otherwise dark room. Starting the session in their home allowed for the girls to reconnect with me as it’s been a few years since the last time I photographed their family. Being in their home gave them the opportunity to show me who they are and what they love…like this fun little animal “zoo” in their room which has their sweet names painted on it.
As someone who is incredibly close with her little sister, there is such a beautiful ache that arises when looking at this photograph.
Sweet whispers amidst the day-to-day play.
Watson is the newest member of the Heller family and he is ADORABLE. Pretty sure he knows it too!
I grew up with Dave’s family and met JJ when they were dating years ago–I was bummed when they moved to Nashville as our girls are just weeks apart, however they are gifted singer/songwriters and moving to Nashville was such a good decision for them! For those of you unfamiliar with their work, head over to the JJ Heller website for a listen–their albums are hands down my favorite kid-friendly music, especially the lullaby album (I Dream of You) for those of you who are new mamas!
These next few are some of my favorites from the session…I could have photographed Lucy all day. I pretty much did, ha!
She was soulfully engaged, present, in a way that most kids aren’t at her age.
This is what my camera lives for…this kind of belonging.
I spent a solid three hours with them which allowed for all these wonderful breaks for PLAY!
Nora was full of spunk and mischief! My camera loved her too.
JJ and her girls. Together.
Another break as we moved to another location! Nothing like a skateboard tutorial to keep things moving along.
Gah!! I love this one of Nora in her daddy’s arms…
I think it’s easy to wonder if people in the public eye are who they present themselves to be…I can share with confidence that JJ is who she says she is. Her heart is soft and kind towards others, and as I sat across from her over lunch and shared about my experience at the Wildflower Workshop and how I am simultaneously in a place of spiritual homelessness and overwhelming peace, she gave me the sweetest gift…she received me.
That gift, and her heart, are dear to me.
Finishing up the session with more play, this time in their neighborhood creek.
May 2017 be a year that we listen and love each other more, with all the openness our hands can offer.
Lulliloo Photography specializes in newborn, birth, maternity and family photography in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area including but not limited to Scottsdale and Tempe.