our favorite family / by Carey

I've photographed a handful of families over the years, but this family has a special place in my heart.  She's one of my very closest friends.  He's one of Shawn's good friends.  Their little guy is my little guy's favorite friend in the whole world.  Their little lady is my little lady's favorite girl in the world, and she is the sweetest thing to my lady.  But on top of all of that, I get to be me when I photograph them.  They want more lifestyle type images.  They want the real smiles, and the real interactions, and they PLAY.  They don't just stare at me and wait to see what I'll tell them.  They interact.  They are a family, and let me photograph that. I love it.

Next year when I photograph them, I want to find the most amazing location so that they can all just explore and play and I get to document it all.  I've got about 8 months to find it!

Last fall, we set out to capture what their family looks like.  I last photographed them in the fall of 2011.  (see it here)  WOW, have they changed!   I also photographed them in the fall of 2009.  Apparently we are on an every other year schedule.  I hadn't realized.  But see how much they've changed since then, too,(see here).  Those are still some of my favorite images I've taken.  But this shows me, as well, that THIS is why we do family sessions.  We want to have them together, as a whole, and see the progression.  See the changes, the nuances, and yet all the while, still them, over time.  It is just so important.  I urge you - get your family photographed.  Do it now.  Don't wait.


Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace



Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace

Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace

Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace



Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace

Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace

Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace

Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace

Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace

Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace

Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace

Dancy family session Fall 2013 by Carey Pace



I shot these with my Nikon D800
Nikon 85mm f1.8
Nikon 50mm 1.4D
Sigma 30mm f1.4