Sinclair Family - A Skaneateles Lifestyle Session

I spent a glorious fall morning with the Sinclair family running around their massive yard with their darling boys. I have to admit that I have shied away from family sessions in the past due to the the unpredictable nature of young kids, I never wanted to disappoint clients by not delivering the perfectly posed family portrait. What I have come to understand is that there is no such thing as the perfect family nor the perfect family portrait. I prefer to document real families as they are...messy, happy, pouty, loud, quiet, and playful! I would much rather see a kid's quarks and personality reflected an image than a forced grin, what do you prefer?

 Brothers sit on a tree at their yard at Skaneateles

Brothers sit on a tree at their yard at Skaneateles

 Family portrait in the backyard at Skaneateles

Family portrait in the backyard at Skaneateles

 Overhead shot of the family with the two boys relaxing at Skaneateles

Overhead shot of the family with the two boys relaxing at Skaneateles

 Boy poses in the garden at Skaneateles

Boy poses in the garden at Skaneateles

 Couple show their love in he garden at Skaneateles

Couple show their love in he garden at Skaneateles

 Boy approaches the camera while his parents look on at Skaneateles

Boy approaches the camera while his parents look on at Skaneateles

 Boy sits on a tree in the garden at Skaneateles

Boy sits on a tree in the garden at Skaneateles

 Family sits on the grass with the sun above them at Skaneateles

Family sits on the grass with the sun above them at Skaneateles

 Boy sees something in the garden at Skaneateles

Boy sees something in the garden at Skaneateles

 Brothers play with leaves in the backyard at Skaneateles

Brothers play with leaves in the backyard at Skaneateles

 Boy examines a plant in the backyard at Skaneateles

Boy examines a plant in the backyard at Skaneateles

 Family plays in the garden at Skaneateles

Family plays in the garden at Skaneateles

 Couple embrace in the garden at Skaneateles

Couple embrace in the garden at Skaneateles

 Woman and her son are captured in this beautiful black and white shot at Skaneateles

Woman and her son are captured in this beautiful black and white shot at Skaneateles

 Boys throw leaves in the backyard at Skaneateles

Boys throw leaves in the backyard at Skaneateles

 Boy hangs from a hammock in the backyard at Skaneateles

Boy hangs from a hammock in the backyard at Skaneateles

 Couple take a break in the garden at Skaneateles

Couple take a break in the garden at Skaneateles

 Boy sits on the grass in the backyard at Skaneateles

Boy sits on the grass in the backyard at Skaneateles

 Boy enjoys the scenery in the garden at Skaneateles

Boy enjoys the scenery in the garden at Skaneateles

 Boy rides his bike in the backyard at Skaneateles

Boy rides his bike in the backyard at Skaneateles

 Brothers show how close they are in the garden at Skaneateles

Brothers show how close they are in the garden at Skaneateles