Yessss! They’re back! The incredibly beautiful Dausman crew! If you’ve followed this blog since it started, you will likely recognize this family. If not for how strikingly gorgeous they are but how each year, they have impeccable style and taste. I have joked with Tigon that I need her to style all of the shoots in my life. She has an incredible eye and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t look forward to seeing how she styles her family each year for photos. This year was not a let down, that’s for sure.
Let’s just dive in.
Hudson on the left, big sister Bella in the middle and Lilah on the right. There may have been a healthy amount of reverse psychology used during this shoot. “Don’t smile, Hudson!” “Don’t sit still!”
“Noooo! Don’t do itttt!” Sometimes moms look sick with worry mid shoot when her kid/s won’t sit still and smile for me. But I get it. I wouldn’t really want to do that either, Hud. (And really it was just for this shot.) So, it’s up to me to keep it fun and moving along with lots of energy!
I’ve talked in the past here about how I used to stress so much about WHERE to do my shoots. I’ll admit, I still do – even if just for the sake of keeping things fresh creatively for me – but I can’t stress enough how in my own personal journey I’ve discovered it’s much less about where I’m taking them and much more about the tone I’m setting and moments I’m helping create. This photo was taken in the street in front of the Dausman home. Just a regular ol’ street – no bells or whistles. But you don’t need any. This family is doing all the work for me!
I first met Hudson at 6 months old when I did my first shoot ever for Tigon. I still remember photographing him at their old home – all cozied up on Jeff and Tigon’s bed next to a window with tons of natural light. He has quite literally grown up in front of my camera!
SUCH awesome kids!!!!
If you’re wondering, Tigon’s jacket is the Regents jacket from JCrew and yes – I looked it up online the same day as the shoot.
Bust a move, guys! I cannot get over how much these kids belong in a crewcuts magazine.
For someone who loves to shoot with everyone loving all up on each other, a photo like this sadly feels like QUITE the stretch creatively. That might sound sad as they are still two steps away from each other : ) but I do try my best to switch things up.
Auggie!!!!!! This was a first to have Auggie join in on photos as he’s new to the family since I photographed them last. He did great, don’t you think?
This was taken towards the end of the shoot and Hudson was starting to check out. I told him, ‘You get to stand wherever you want!!!” And this is what he did. I love the way Lilah’s leaning back into her mom and how beautiful everyone looks. Dausman family – you are one in a million and I love you guys so much! Thank you for everything!
Picture perfect : )
I’d like to call attention to Lilah’s face on the right. She’s all, “Lady, you want me to look at what now?” Hudson, you nailed that shot, little man!
Some photographers hear “families” and run the opposite direction. I couldn’t run fast enough to them, myself.
We’ll end on this one. How sweet is this family dog? So happy we were able to get some with him.
Up for a trip down memory lane?
Man that was fun! Much love, you guys!