My two favourite things about summer are the flowers and the sunsets. The warmth is a close third, and the evening of Mable & Bogdan’s family session delivered on every account. Mable is a fashion blogger and expert on all things feminine & pretty, so when we were planning her session, we knew we needed a location that boasted the same. A sprawling private property in Kingsville fit the bill – right across from Lake Erie, it had it’s own pond and vineyards, and a flower covered trellis with a wooden swing. The sun set perfectly over the fields as we shot – and let me tell you, I do a happy dance every time we get a gorgeous sunset. There’s nothing quite like that glow through the trees to amp up a portrait.
Elliana, their little girl, was the first to greet me. In her frilly white dress, she wasn’t shy in the slightest as I got down to introduce myself, and she did the same. Niko, her little brother, was a bit more hesitant but warmed up quickly as he jumped out of the van, pumped to explore the vast property they just landed on. Mable was dressed in a white dress of her own – simple with a lace overlay, and Bogdan in a classic white button-down. Mable nailed the outfit coordination, as expected – she kept it neutral but added variety with textures and patterns.
We started their shoot under a grand oak tree. The sun filtered through as Mable and Bogdan cuddle up and the kids chased each other around them. The remainder of the night was as easy going and lighthearted as the beginning. We played games, the children picked flowers for mom, and dad tossed them up in the air. We brought bubbles out, to their delight, and they danced through them, trying to catch and pop them. Mom set up a picnic (which I fully enjoyed with them, after snapping a few shots), before ending the night reading a book together on the swing under the wooden trellis.
Mable, Bogdan, Elliana, & Niko, Thank you for the lovely summer evening full of picnics, bubbles, and sunsets. I’m already looking forward to your next session!
“Time spent playing with children is never wasted.” – Dawn Lantero
A REVIEW FROM THE FAMILY
“Amazing! That is the first word that comes to mind when anyone asks me how our experience with Manifesto Photography was! Family photos have become an annual thing for us – but finding a great child photographer has at times been challenging. Kristle was incredible! She made the photo session fun for the kids which kept them smiling the entire time! Thank you so much for capturing these beautiful moments of our family. We can’t wait to do it again!” xo, Mable