The Cheatham’s. Leia’s exact words when she first emailed me were:
“I’m much more interested in emotion & connection than a formal family picture”.
That’s exactly how I would describe what I strive for in every shoot I do. When we first met I started shooting almost immediately. We had never met before. But it just seemed everyone felt so relaxed. This was a happy family. They just went about being a family at play. 5 individuals all with unique personalities & yet together they formed this beautiful cohesive unit. None of the things that made them who they were as people were sacrificed so they could all stand still for a formal shot. I should direct all my new families to this post. I had kids running around, jumping, climbing… there were kids everywhere. And you know what: mom & dad joined right in. This was as much quality family time as it was a shoot. So while they were just living their epic lives I followed them around for 2 hours & documented some pretty important moments.
After I delivered the shoot, Leia told me they were getting ready to celebrate an anniversary. As these kids grow up I have a feeling they are going to have so many more happy anniversary’s. This is a day in the life of the Cheatham’s.
5 happy people
3 amazing kids
2 adults who haven’t lost touch with what it means to be a kid.
That makes for the best parents.
These pictures are proof of that.