When photographing families with young children it can sometimes be difficult to get them to cooperate, but the Willis family has always been amazing for me! This was at least the third or fourth time I’ve photographed them and it makes my heart happy to see these little ones growing. The roses were perfectly in bloom at Central Park in Schenectady, so even though the sun was blazing we spent a few minutes enjoying our time in the garden. Fredrick fell early on and got a mouthful of dirt, but he shook it off and had fun on the playground. The scarf and tie are special items that Adelaide and Fredrick are photographed with every year on their birthdays (which happens to be the same day), so we had to include them in this session! At the end we gave Fredrick his birthday cake and this was honestly one of the funniest reactions to a cake smash I have ever seen!

More sessions at Central Park! More session in Schenectady!
More 2015 families by Kristen Renee!
See more of the Willis family!