The weather held out just long enough for us to have a beautiful family session this afternoon (we were literally chased out of the forest preserve by sleet)! I was so proud of this little girl for giving it her all, despite the 45 degree weather and mist that lurked all around us. Sometimes the cold weather can dampen the spirit a little, but not this kiddo! Although she was a little bit shy for me at times, I loved seeing how all of her anxiety melted away when she was playing with her mom and dad, as if they were the only people there. This is the kind of thing I love to capture for parents. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of everyday life we miss those adoring glances and eager faces. Family sessions always have traditional posed images, but it’s the stuff in between that warms my heart the most and keeps me inspired. Whether it was playing in the leaves, pretending to be airplanes, stomping on bugs or trying her hardest to hold up her little brother, they really loved eachother's company and I think that shone through effortlessly to my camera. It certainly helps to have such a great looking family-complete with a brand new baby who is oozing with cuteness-to make it a successful photo session! Thanks for a great afternoon, Warder family!