Maine Family Photographer:: More Locke/Rosario Fun

Hello again from the world’s okayest blogger. I am also the world’s okayest athlete, according to my favorite tank top. But for now, let’s focus on the blog and photos of people I like a lot. From a dreary day on a Portland playground, I bring you another round with the fun, energetic, and bright Locke Rosario family!

Jan, Aneury, Natalie, and Corrine.

I love that they always come wearing lots of color, and have proven over and over that iffy weather doesn’t worry them. I know I can rely them for these things, as well as plenty of smiles, affection, and some honest to goodness goofyness.

It was just a matter of time before the silliness started..

Two years ago when the youngest was 4 and Dad was about to become a U.S. Citizen, we met up for a family shoot before his swearing in ceremony. Natalie, the then 4 year old, was pretty not into it and seemed slightly suspicious of me. I have many shots of her giving me sideways glances and often not smiling when everyone else would. I had to work hard for every smile I got out of her. The shoot before that she was a toddler and wearing a colorul tutu and laughing at everything we did. This time, at age 6, she was full of energy and fun, and got upset when it was time to leave asking if I could hang out longer and go out to dinner with them. I have to admit as a photographer I am very drawn to her, even when she was at an age or a phase where she didn’t want my camera around her. But I love her energy and slight feistyness, and the fact that she seems totally comfortable to climb on just about anything.

But it’s also a reminder of why getting family photos done every year or every few years is so important. 2 years makes a big difference in a child, and can show very different sides or phases of who they are at any given time. And even though she only wanted to be near her mom most of that day at our last shoot, I have many shots I love because that is who she was at this time in their lives.

This time around things were different. Kids are pretty funny! I love how these two sisters play, run, chase, scheme, and laugh together. Even in their pretty dresses.

So, we come together, and then separate because there is fun to be had and things to climb on. Then as fun happens and nerves lessen, I pull people back in to get more smiles and some silliness. Then more running and moments of in-between, which are really the actual moments I am looking for. Rinse and repeat, until pieces of who you are have been captured and we have exhausted each other.

Like, a good exhaustion. The kind that always makes me happy at the end of a shoot, reminding me why I love doing what I do.

While the younger one shows me something different at every shoot, the older sister has been more reliable with her laughter and sweetness and bursts of energy and always grouping back to one of her parents for moments of affection, then back to burning off some energy. And always with a smile. It’s fun to witness and to capture.

So, it’s that time of year again to remember your family and the promise you made to get family photos done! The weather is getting warmer, the evenings longer. The beaches and playgrounds are calling us to hang out together and document your family as you are, now.

In two years everything will be different.

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