Ryan here! The Tabanou’s are a very close-knit family, and so much fun to be around! They are hilarious and so very genuine. We had so much fun taking pictures of these extremely genuine characters! The girls were a bit shy at first but warmed up to Sara and I rather quickly. How about some introductions? The Tabanou parents are Will and Casie, their daughters Zelda and Lucy.
I am sure you will agree with me when I say that this is a truly beautiful family on many levels. The closeness they have is uncanny, and Will and Casie are incredibly good parents. I cannot say enough about their daughters who where so much fun, so polite and well mannered. I was very honored that through-out the shoot, they wanted me to join them in sliding down the slides and in baking sand cakes and lemonade! Little Lucy had me in stitches, that girl is going to grow up to be one hilarious character, and her sister is such a smarty. This family was a good reminder of why I love what I do for a living!!!
We love photographing families doing what they love to do. During family photo sessions we also love taking the opportunity to give the parents a little time for some portraits of just the two of them. This shoot was no exception, we got some great shots all around. What a fun session this was, and we got some incredible shots of the family doing what they love most – spending time together, and having one heck of a good time!
Oh, another fun tidbit….. the mirror inside my camera decided to completely detach about three quarters into the photo-shoot. For any non photo nerds out there, that means that I could no longer see what I was capturing for the remainder of the shoot. But the show must go on! Although I could not compose by viewing through-the-lens, I still managed to get some awesome shots, using subject to lens distance calculations (thanks for the technical teachings, Brooks Institute of Photography)!
Ok so the park and playground in the photographs is one of the families’ favorite spots! To our surprise it is also home to what could have been hundreds of wild bunny rabbits. Unfortunately, the bunnies would not let us get very close so we have no pictures of them. If you look close in some of the photos, and notice a lot of dirk clots in the grass, well… yes you guessed it, those would be rabbit holes, and I can honestly say that it was “swiss cheese” like grass! There were rabbits and rabbit holes everywhere!