As an auntie myself whose nieces and nephews mean the world to me, I love that Monique decided to get a family photo session with her three adorable nieces. ☺ Because they were all visiting Sedona, AZ for a short time, I was tasked with two things: use the beauty of the red rocks as a back drop and let the kids be kids.
Check and check!
Oh boy, did she come to the right person! We had a blast together at Red Rock Crossing with the classic view of Cathedral Rock in the background. We kept the posed shots to a minimum and let the girls play in nature while getting candid shots. Capturing loving photos of the girls cuddling their auntie was easy as they love being with her. The girls took turns riding on Monique’s shoulders with great enthusiasm. The youngest was shy at first but was doing cartwheels before long. Everyone enjoyed walking the rock path to the creek and playing in the water…and mud. Kids, gotta love ‘em! Sometimes photography gets tricky when your light source begins to go. Despite a monsoon storm approaching we made the most of the sunlight glinting off the water and lighting up all four happy faces.
An auntie and nieces photo shoot may not be a traditional family photo shoot but these relationships are worth commemorating too.
Special thanks to Monique and her fabulous nieces for letting me play along! Monique, with your sweet gentle patience and fun-loving attitude it’s easy to see why your nieces love you so…and now you have the photos to prove it. ;-)