winter family photos

Winter Family Session | Michele Flagen Photography

I was so excited when I received a message from this family that they needed photos ASAP before their move to the lower 48.  I know it was important to them, and it was very important to me, to capture some snowy memories before they leave the frigid tundra for heat and humidity.  

When they showed up at our location and piled out of the car I immediately knew this was going to be fun.  This family is filled with so much laughter, joy, and energy.  These parents know how to have a good time with their kids, which often included a little teasing.  But let me tell you, these kids can dish it as much as they can take it. 

With all the silliness I wasn't sure how everyone was going to feel about getting close and showing a little love.  As it turns out, not a problem.  When I shouted "group hug!" there was no hesitation to get in close and cuddle.  Whatever these parents are doing, I want to know.

I love this family and I'm bummed I didn't get a chance to meet them sooner.  I wish them luck on their next adventure!

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Winter Family Session | Michele Flagen Photography

I love this time of the year.  The sun is shining and the temperature is warm enough to enjoy the winter activities that my family loves.  On the weekends we pile everyone onto the snow machine and go for a ride or take the kids to the sledding hill.  Other days we simply play in the yard and walk among the trees.  

I am happy there are so many families who cherish winter the way I do.  Those families are the ones who gave me the idea for winter family sessions.  Traditionally families like to do their photos in the summer, and understandably so.  The green grass, the sundresses, it all makes for beautiful photos.  But in this part of the world, so much of our year is spent in the snow.  It only makes sense to capture those winter wonderland memories too.

I had a great time taking photos of this snow loving family.  There is so much love in all these images.  Mom had that cool, collected, soothing vibe that ever mother wishes she had, and dad was constantly beaming with pride for his ladies.  Their little girls were dolls.  I mean, look at these curly little heads and their precious faces!  There were lots of hugs and cuddles for mom and dad from these two.  It makes me so happy when families bring their dogs to the session.  Let me tell you, this little lady is a model.  Doggy smiles give me so much joy.

It was a pleasure getting to know this family and I hope to see them in Tok more often!

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