I rarely photograph families these days. It's not that I don't love doing it, but it requires a certain kind of patience and letting-go, because frankly, the kids are in charge.
To really capture a family I feel like I need to know them. I want the session to feel like a "hang out" with the parents while the children run around and I secretly click the button on my camera. This is when the magic happens.
It's always like this with these four, and it's why I'm always excited to photograph them.
Don't get me wrong, this can absolutely happen with a family I've just met, and it does all the time, but there is a special magic to building a relationship, and every time I photograph these four there's proof to that.