A Sweet Family Portrait Session in Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, NY

Is there anything better than starting your day watching the sunrise and having the opportunity to document people's love for each other? I certainly think that's up there on the scale of "good ways to start the day"!

This Upstate NY family reached out to me after they saw pictures from this romantic maternity photoshoot. From the moment we started our pre-session video chat, I knew that I was really going to like this family. Full of smiles and excitement, A told me that they were looking forward to having fun outside with each other. Their son was approaching his first birthday and they wanted to capture this special time in their life. And they wanted a reason to go out to breakfast afterwards! My kind of people. What a perfect day, amiright? (Side note: their baby boy was wearing the cutest outfit on that Zoom call! It was no surprise that all of their outfits were on point the day of the photoshoot.)

The day of the photo shoot, we met in Saratoga Spa State Park at the Hall of Springs. It was a beautiful morning with just enough clouds to add texture to the sky. I love photoshoots at Saratoga Spa State Park because there are so many options for backdrops! From the beautiful gardens and luscious lawns to striking architecture and secluded walking trails, it really is perfect. And we explored it all. I am still laughing at the memory of baby boy trying his darndest to ensure his feet didn't touch the dewy grass. What a strange sensation it must be to touch wet grass for the first time with your feet. Baby, I think you'll learn that it's pretty great to walk barefoot in the grass when you are older.