When I pulled up to the Arnold Arboretum for the Z Family’s photography session, it was hard to find a parking spot. Every time I have been to the Arboretum it’s been packed with people biking, walking, and enjoying the park. It’s such a beautiful spot, I can’t blame them! On a sunny afternoon in the Fall, everyone wants to take advantage before the Winter chill sets in.
The Z Family is pretty darn adorable. Their son is the same age as my younger son and had the cutest smile on the planet. When I first arrived, he was pretty nervous and unsure about being photographed. At 10 months old, this is pretty common. Stranger danger is at an all-time high and I am a stranger with a big black camera which most kids haven’t seen before. We started our session with him safe in Mama’s arms which is the perfect option for kids who take a little while to warm up. Parents sometimes feel nervous when their child doesn’t want to be put down, but fear not- we can still get GREAT pictures!
The Arboretum provides many opportunities for photographs with varied backdrops within a 10 minute walk on their grounds. The main paths are tree-lined and look similar to any Massachusetts forest. Scattered throughout the park are also more manicured gardens with beautiful ivy and other plants. After he warmed up and we did a little walking, baby boy was loving exploring all the different flora. Even though he was very shy, I did get some great smiles by the end! Here are my favorites from this family session:
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