My Home Life


'Tis the season of family portraits and holiday cards. Though I'm a sucker for planned family photo sessions, this is my first year where I didn't book one. Instead, my friend Amy came over to take some photos of us just being a family in our home. I did use this occasion to wear a pretty dress, but other than that these photos were genuinely how you'll see us every day. She photographed Elle and I playing outside as we waited for Ryan to come home from work.

She photographed me making dinner for our family and sitting down to eat it.


While capturing all of those every day moments she also captured the tears, boogers and laughs. I'm so in love with these photos because one day I'll get to show Elle how life was really like back when she was one.


If you're interested in doing similar family sessions like this, please contact Ventola Photography.


Photos by Amy Hanen of Ventola Photography