Did you know that Instagram inquiries are a thing? Well they are! Instagram is no longer simply cute pictures and comments; it has become a way to sell, market, and even buy! It’s a pretty good thing too, since I never would have been able to work with the Shipp family without it! When Monica contacted me I was so excited! She was coming into town from California to visit family for only a few days, and absolutely loved my work – so we made it happen! This session took place over Thanksgiving weekend it was a pretty tight squeeze in between all the holiday festivities, but we hit up the scenic Green Canyon and we were just in time to catch the golden light! Basically, it ended up being one of the most perfect family sessions ever! Garrett and Monica created two of the world’s most adorable humans: James and Henry, who made the entire session full of laughter, silly faces, and fruit snack bribes. If you plan on getting a family session done anytime soon, I’ve got one tip for you: BRING TREATS. In this case, bribery is definitely not a bad thing! I aim to make family sessions the least amount of stress as possible; my sessions are less about posing and looking at the camera, and more about getting real life smiles and actual moments between members of the family! Your child isn’t standing at attention and looking right at the camera? Don’t you fret. We will still get that real smile, without the stress.