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A Golden Hour Family Session in Essex Junction, Vermont

This sweet family invited me to their neck of New England for some family portraits, and it was such a joyous time getting to hang with them!! I first met Emily at a wedding this summer, and she messaged me asking if I would take a trip out to their area for some portraits, and I just couldn’t say no!!! Emily is one of the kindest and most down to earth people I have met this year, so being able to serve her little family with some holiday and family portraits was a gift!!

We visited two locations, and I honestly can’t decide which location I like better from their session ? I haven’t done Christmas tree farm portraits in about 2 years, and honestly I don’t know why I don’t make it more of a thing during the holiday season!! I love the of feel mixed with the warm golden light. Editing through these made my heart so happy that we are finally in this time of the year!! The second location was (I believe) a harvested bean field, that went perfectly with the army outfit coordination they chose for the second half of the session!!! We hit that sunset glow just right and some of those portraits are some of my ultimate favorites!!!

Though I do have to admit, the ones of their son at the Christmas tree farm were so sweet! Littles sometimes aren’t the biggest fans of strangers with cameras, so we had to get creative with some cars (he LOVES cars!!!) and some peek-a-boo/hide-n-seek around the Christmas trees to get him to show off his sweet little smile. I was dying while editing them!!! He’s just so stinking’ cute!!!

Emily — thank you and your sweet family for taking the time to meet with me for some portraits in such a beautiful area of the state. I loved meeting your loved ones, and hope you enjoy some of my top favorites from your session!! ❤️

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