jen, nick, sofia and parker

During my first shoot with the Gills, Jen was pregnant with Sofia.  Now Sofia is almost three and Parker is over a year old.  Sofia is a typical toddler with an attention span of about ten minutes and Parker is just about ready to a walk.  It's been a while since I've done a formal shoot besides chasing down my own three year old.  But I was quickly reminded of how difficult it is to will children to hold still for a photograph.  It's a good thing posed photos aren't really my style.  My favorites from this shoot are the moments in between the attempts at posed photos; glimpses of everyone being themselves. That's what I'm actually trying to capture anyway.  And this family is beautiful.