We have been experiencing record low temperatures in Wisconsin lately. Thankfully, families can cozy up and still capture sweet memories inside, no matter the temperature! The Everson family and I spent some time at their home near Appleton, WI in January to capture lots of laughter, silliness, and smiles. Family lifestyle photography sessions are the way to go with young kids because we let them lead! Too often family sessions are stressful and plain painful. They really don’t have to be that way if you let kids just be themselves and have some fun!

The Everson family kicked off our session by playing in the boys’ room. Then we headed to the living room for tickles on the couch, playing with toys, and reading a book. Soren was silly and expressive. Harlow gave me and my camera the hard stare the whole time. 🙂 He didn’t get the memo not to look at the camera! Some of my favorite moments from our session were watching Harlow pull himself up, playing with jungle animals, and watching the brothers interact. I’m about to have another baby and am very excited to see the interactions between my girls! (hopefully all good ones!)

The Eversons are a very special family to me, as I went to high school with Trisha. We have been friends for a long time and she has been so supportive as we dove into parenthood together. Watching her become a mom has been the best. As parents, it is so important to have others to talk to, lean on when things are hard, and celebrate the little things. I am thankful for great friends like her when things get tough.

Check out a sample of their photos from their in-home lifestyle family session below.