How beautiful is this family, captured by Ryan Weeger. Ryan is so passionate and excited about family photography, and his enthusiasm for his work resonates through his images.
When I receive these submissions, I feel like I am prying into someone else’s home for a while. I feel lucky, and gracious that the people in the photographs are willing to let me in on a little bit of their lives together. It often makes me ponder what our own family life will look like in just a mere few months.
We will have a little girl joining us in March, and in preparation I am busying myself with her nursery, and making sure that our home is a nice environment for us all to dwell in. Call it ‘nesting’ perhaps, but this new found love of our space is quite a welcome one. I am feeling thankful for our little blue house, and our beautiful neighbourhood.
Below is a few questions I asked Jessica about the photography session with Ryan.
Who makes up your family?
Luke, Jessica, Tyler (3) and Charlie (1)
What made you decide to do a photography session?
We’ve done quite a few standard photography sessions where the boys are posed (as much as they can be) and we’re in pretty settings. I wanted to capture our day-to-day life how it really is. The boys are at such a fun age and changing so quickly – I really wanted photos that would freeze time for just a second.
How was it working with Ryan?
Ryan is the reason the photos turned out the way they did. As fun as Ryan is to be around, the best part about the way he does his job is that you don’t even realize he’s there or taking the photo. The boys were able to just play and do what they do and Luke and I were able to have fun with them and enjoy the moment. Ryan does the perfect job of taking initiative and using his creative talent while also listening to us and making sure he gets specific shots if we want them.
What are your favourite things to do together on a weekend?
Life is so chaotic during the week between family activities, school, work and just life that our favorite thing to do on the weekend is nothing. Evenings like the ones Ryan photographed are the very best. Luke and I are able to sit back and watch the boys play and soak up the crazy life we’ve created for ourselves.
What is the best parenting advice you have ever been given?
This is a tough one to answer without being a little controversial. I’m lucky that the moms around me don’t necessarily give unsolicited advice. I think the very best advice really comes from watching incredible moms around me and taking little bits from each.