Paris, France Family Session – Jardin du Luxembourg – Featured on Cottage Hill
Family sessions are some of my absolute favorite type of event to photograph, and a destination family session, capturing the fleeting moments of a special trip or vacation? Even better! When Darien and her beautiful family saw some travel dates I had posted on my Instagram and noticed our paths would be crossing while they were in Paris, France for a family vacation, she reached out and we secured a session for them! I was so excited to capture some natural moments of this adorable trio, walking around the unparalled Jardin du Luxembourg and relaxing in their Parisen flat.
Their adorable son, Beau Henry, truly couldn’t have been any cuter. I absolutely loved his classic outfit, so timeless and gave these family photos a sense of being able to transcend the decades. We wandered around the beautiful gardens and let Beau Henry be a toddler, crawling on steps, looking at flowers and riding on his dad’s shoulders. He was truly in his element and that is definitely the way I like to approach shooting a family portrait session. Young kids and babies definitely require a little more patience and a good attitude. I always like to work with them, rather than try to coerce them into taking the photo and shooting kids in a more natural way always produces amazing results!
We have yet to take our little one overseas, but if you are considering a trip with a baby or toddler, Darien has some amazing advice on why it’s so worthwhile and rewarding, as well as some great tips for how to make things just a little bit easier! Here are a few words from Darien about it all, and be sure to read the whole article on Cottage Hill!
From Darien, “I won’t say that traveling with a baby is easy, or that it’s for everyone. What I will say is, it’s so worth it. When I became pregnant with our little one, as ecstatic as we were, I wondered about the sacrifices we’d need to make, and how we’d find time to continue doing the things we love, including travel. Our son is now 16 months old, and we like to think we’ve done a decent job assimilating him into our lives, without giving up the things we truly enjoy. In fact, I think that adding him to our little equation has made us better travelers and, ultimately, better people.”