In the moment…~{Miami Family Photographer}~

I know what you’re thinking –  “Where does she find these gorgeous people to photograph?” I honestly don’t know – purdy just people flock to me! But this family was particularly special because the mom, Jen Reif, is a friend and fellow photographer who I adore and respect.  Click here to see some of Jen’s lovely work.

When we met up in Washington, DC (Jen’s neck of the woods) to shoot together, we had such a fabulous time! It’s not everyday that I get the privilege of shooting with another photographer. Having someone to kick around ideas with was like a breath of fresh air – I savored every minute! And I think the images convey that completely. It didn’t hurt that Jen was so relaxed with her children – no frustration, no pressure, no scolding. She just  relished the chance to sit quietly and enjoy them without thinking about much else.  When someone can do this in front of the camera, the end result always knocks me off my feet.

Take this image, for example; this is what Jen does so well – she’s completely “in the moment” with her children. And they clearly feel the same way about her…

Nose kisses! *sigh*

Mom and son share a snuggly little moment together. I kinda fell in love with this kid – he was so quiet, so sweet…

Then, Jen got some solo-time with her oldest child – a beautiful girl who could not have been more awesome and cooperative…

Just because you’re the oldest, it doesn’t mean you stop hugging on mom!

Seeing these photos makes me wish I could see my friend, again! But I will have to wait until my next trip north for that. Until then, Jen, I hope you enjoy these images of your beautiful family, as much as I enjoyed creating them!

Anelle - January 14, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Dee! I love these! And Jen is gorgeous!!! These are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Liz - January 14, 2011 - 3:01 pm

Awww! Jen is beautiful! Great job D!

Kara Layfield - January 14, 2011 - 3:15 pm

What fantastic captures of Jen and her kids!! Your processing is just beautiful and I love the connections you captured! I sure hope she prints these large!

amy - January 14, 2011 - 3:21 pm

beautiful work Deirdre!! love the colors and jen and her kids look gorgeous!

Krissy Allori - January 14, 2011 - 4:52 pm

These are soooo beautiful. The light, the composition, but most importantly – the connection. Took my breath away.

Kate Craft - January 14, 2011 - 5:04 pm

these are great!!

natalie - January 14, 2011 - 6:01 pm

these are so touching…. i would die to have something this beautiful of me and my two kiddos! jen – you one hot mama!!!

Sylvia Borgo - January 14, 2011 - 6:25 pm

So, so beautiful. I can feel the love this family shares! Jen, I love your smile!

Nathalie Cadet-James - January 14, 2011 - 11:38 pm

So sweet and pure! Beautiful.

Shelby - January 16, 2011 - 6:26 pm

LOOOOOOVE all of the precious moments you captured here! Amazing photos!

Shanna Kreza - January 16, 2011 - 6:56 pm

Oh my, what sweet captures! nice work!

Tori Piercy - January 17, 2011 - 1:17 pm

These are GORGEOUS!!! Gosh I would *love* to have shots like this. What a treasure for Jen!

Kim - January 17, 2011 - 4:16 pm

You captured such simple loving moments. And it looks so effortless! Beautiful.

Kelly Mack - January 17, 2011 - 8:45 pm

Awww Jen your family is gorgeous! These are wonderful DD you have captured some real emotion!

Tiffany Bender - January 18, 2011 - 12:23 am

Oh I love the connection!!!Beautiful

Laura Morita-Yeun - January 18, 2011 - 9:51 pm

LOVE the light and the connection between them all is just oh-so-lovey-dovey. Great job!

Clarice - January 18, 2011 - 10:28 pm

Awe Jen you are gorgeous and so are your kiddos! Deirdre you did an amazing job as usual!

Marzena - January 18, 2011 - 11:19 pm

Jen – your family is beautiful! LOVE how DD got the best of this session.

Kel Ward - January 19, 2011 - 11:18 pm

These are just beautiful. I would LOVE to have portraits like these of my kids and I.

Azure - January 22, 2011 - 1:34 am


The light, the moments… fantastic work!

Fabiana Beatriz - January 23, 2011 - 1:33 am

What a touching session! Jen, you are gorgeous and so is your family! DD – beautiful photos!!!

Kathleen Weibel - January 24, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Gorgeous – Jen and the photos. I love that they are all so relaxed and real with each other.

ashley - March 28, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Oh these are just glorious! Omg. Love:)

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