“The Ennis family was such a joy to document. We had to postpone their shoot several times because the PNW was very temperamental this spring. Finally, the perfect day arrived, bright and brilliant and ready for these little ones to run wild through flowers and tall grass. Ali smiled and laughed as she told me about each one of her kids in between making sure they stayed on the walking path and not falling while they ran a little faster than their legs could take them. Each one of their personalities took over when finally they were free to roam around after posing for pictures.
Paisley, the oldest, was sweet and cared for each of her siblings. She spoke to each of them so tenderly and was so excited to pose to for certain photos. Sadie couldn’t wait to explore and soak in as much nature and adventure as she could. Silly and giggling through our whole shoot, you couldn’t help but laugh with her. And Cru and Millie were the sweetest little pair I think I’ve ever photographed. They were wary of the camera at first but after a couple minutes of wandering and pointing out planes overhead they let loose and were running and laughing with their older siblings. They even gave us a second to get some pictures of just Ali and Zach together.
I love when mom and dad get a chance to just be husband and wife even if for just a minute during a few quick photos. This little family was so refreshing for me and I’ll remember their session for a long time. It was reminder to not be afraid to just run through that field or chase that wind, stand in the sunlight and take a moment to slow down.”
Location: Weyerhaeuser Park in Federal Way, Washington
Artist Biography: Rachel Park, of Autumn and Iris Photography, is a wedding, elopement, and family photographer dedicated to telling honest stories. As a photographer she is here to travel beside you for a brief moment of time and capture a moment that will live forever through photos. Life can be equally beautiful and painful, joy and heartache living side by side. She strives to be here for the moments of your life that bring fire to your soul, show the strength that has overcome, and recognize the beauty that has come from the ashes. You are unique and radiant and have a story to tell. Autumn and Iris Photography wants to help you tell it.