I want you to see what I see | Mobile AL family photographer

You know it's probably time for a new family photo session. A good image of everyone smiling at the camera, now that would be great! But for me as your photographer, I'm looking for so much more! Let me show you what I am seeing during our time together.

I see a group of people who live a busy life but whose favorite activity is to be together.

 family with 2 little girls in field by Mobile photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography

I see siblings who are growing into forever friends.

 two sisters whispering in black and white by Mobile family photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography
 2 sisters skipping | Mobile AL family photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography
 2 blonde sisters | Mobile AL lifestyle family photographer | Laurie Hatfield Photography

I see kids who are unique and precious and spunky and sweet.

 4-year-old little girl | Mobile AL family photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography
 4-year-old girl skipping | Mobile AL lifestyle family photographer | Laurie Hatfield Photography 
 6-year-old little girl portrait | Mobile AL family photographer | laurie hatfield photography
 6-year-old girl laughing in grass | Mobile AL family and child photographer | Laurie Hatfield Photography
 little girl sitting in grass | Mobile AL family photographer | Laurie Hatfield Photography
 little girl in grass | Mobile AL family photographer | Laurie Hatfield Photography

I see a dad whose best and favorite "work" is playing with his kids.

 dad twirling little girl in air | Mobile AL family photographer | Laurie Hatfield Photography
 Dad playing with little girl | Mobile AL family lifestyle photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography
 little girl holding onto Dad | Mobile AL family photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography

I see a couple who still really likes each other. One who may have been through a lot over the years and still picks each other.

 couple hugging by Mobile AL family photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography 
 mom and dad walking together by Mobile AL family photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography

I see a mom who probably questions a million times over if things are going "ok," if she's doing it all "right," wondering how it's all turning out. But mostly I see a mom who doesn't have a thing to worry about. I see the way her kids look at her. I see the way she holds them or hugs them or knows EXACTLY what makes them smile. These are her people, and she's cultivating so much love among them.

 mom and little girl by Mobile Al family photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography
 mom holding little girl by Mobile AL family photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography
 mom sitting with little girl on grass by Mobile AL family photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography

So I'm going to be really honest and say that lots of photographers can snap a photo of your family. They may even be able to get everyone looking and smiling! But I want you to know that I'm looking for so. much. more. I want you to SEE what I SEE when I'm with you. 

I want you to see that while life isn't always perfect or beautiful, there are so many beautiful moments. And there's a whole lot of love coursing through that chaos. I see it, and I want you to see what I see.

 family of four by Mobile AL lifestyle photographer Laurie Hatfield Photography

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