I love this family. They are so warm, caring and always up for anything! Like an early morning picnic on a hot, steamy July day. And let me tell you, it was hot. But they are so willing to go with the flow and do whatever necessary to have fun and get the shot. My kind of people!

On my way to our session I saw this new location from the road and had only a few minutes to check it out for myself—just enough time to run to the spot, take a few test shots, and run back to my car. When I phoned the family to tell them of my new place, they were up for the adventure and we headed out there together. As you can see, it was a gorgeous field with tall grasses—perfect for our summer spread, and some great photos!

Last time I photographed this family (see earlier on the blog), we focused on documenting the life of the kids. This time we got mommy and daddy in front of the camera. How special to have portraits of the whole family playing and having fun together.

The mom was organized with a beautiful picnic basket filled with yummy goodies. Souffles, pastries, and juices all wrapped in pretty linens. I loved how she happily set out the food for all to enjoy. She even had something for me to eat! Definitely a great way to start a session.


I love the laid-back, easy-going feeling of these family images. The lighting is just dreamy too.


This is one of my new all-time favorite portraits. So simple, so beautiful.


This little guy with a yellow daisy in hand is just as sweet as the flower itself.


And we managed to get this adorable duo together for a sibling shot. Bright, shiny red chairs will do the trick!


Thanks P family for the joy and honor of photographing your family again. I loved our summer session together!

Good Day for a Picnic

  1. Jen says:

    Darling! What a fun idea. Adore the one of the little guy holding the flower. So sweet. Great shots!

  2. Rachel Olsen says:

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Love the colors…and totally agreee on the images of the sweet little girl- one of my favs! Keep up the awesome work!

  3. Jane Combs says:

    Wow, you’re busy! Are you going to post yours too? 🙂

  4. Rachel Clare says:

    i LOVE photos that revolve around a theme. this session rocks!!

  5. Karie McLain says:

    Gorgeous as usual!! Amazing work Carolyn! Hugs!

  6. Bev says:

    I love the colors in these. Your favorite is my favorite too – beautiful!