The Brust Family Session at The Hollows Conservation Area in Crystal Lake, Illinois – When Jonathon said he was looking to do a family session trade with another photographer, we jumped on it! With Ezra about to have his first birthday, we knew we needed some shots of us all together that weren’t iPhone selfies. So we met up with the Brust family in Crystal Lake at The Hollows Conservation Area and spent some time exploring!
This family was so easy to take photographs for, they’re so full of energy and life!
We love the outfits they chose for their session.
We always enjoy taking these overhead photos.
Their daughter looked so cute with her flower wreath.
Their boy had the same name as our son. And to be honest, we think he’ll have the same personality, too.
For the short time we were with them, we could see what a loving dad he is.
Their daughter was such an adventurer, always lagging behind to pick up rocks.
We brought our son along to the session because Jonathan is a photographer, and took some family photos for us. Our son was obsessed with his wife and just wanted to be held by her.
A tip for photographs. Side lighting can make photos like this more interesting.
We love it when kids are themselves during a nice photo. 🙂
We finished their family session down by the lake.
There was no prompting necessary to get this family to be themselves.
We’d never shot at the Hollows Conservation area before but we’d definitely like to go back.
Piggy back rides are always awesome.
Guys, thank you so much for driving so far to meet with us and spend the evening tromping through fields and brush. It was such a pleasure to photograph you guys (and I hope your quest for frozen yogurt afterwards was successful)! 🙂