Parents: when your kids are grown, you should still get family photos done. 

Though the expressions of love will have evolved from snuggles, tickles, and kisses, to conversing, hugs, and (loving) teasing, photos representing your unique family bonds are still just as important because guess what, before you know it your cubs will be grown and itching to leave the den.

With the oldest heading off to college, this session was tinged with a deeper sense of togetherness that was incredibly palpable,  and I was floored by this family’s intelligence, kindness, and heartwarming 'ness'.

Privy to their incredible friendship - a rarity amongst older families - this session holds a special place in my heart. Xo

See 'before + after' photos of the design and print project I was commissioned for, below.

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black-and-white-candid-photo-of-family-outside-during-photo-session-with-jfairchild-photography-in-slc-ut
black-and-white-family-portrait-with-jen-fairchild-photography
natural-and-artistic-black-and-white-photo-of-father-and-daughter-during-at-home-session-in-salt-lake-city-utah
candid-photo-of-boy-and-girl-playing-basketball-during-at-home-photo-session-with-jenfairchild-photography-slc-ut
natural-and-artistic-siblings-shooting-hoops-in-backyard-in-salt-lake-city-utah
candid-natural-and-artistic-candid-photo-of-boy-playing-basketball-in-backyard-salt lake city-utah
candid-black-and-white-photo-of-father-and-children-playing-basketball-at-home-with-jen-fairchild-photography-in-slc-ut
natural-and-artistic-boy-and-girl-playing-ball-during-in-home-family-portrait-session-with-jen-fairchild-photography-saltlakecity-utah
black-and-white-artistic-photo-of-boy-laughing-with-family-slc-ut
natural-and-artistic-family-doggy-pile-on-hammock-in-backyard-during-in-home-family-portraits-with-jen-fairchild-photography-salt-lake-city-utah
candid-black-and-white-photo-of-family-laughing-together-on-hammock-slc-ut
black-and-white-portrait-of-boys-in-kitchen-slc-utah
candid-and-natural-black-and-white-of-family-pug-dog-slc-utah
natural-and-artisitc-photo-of-man-and-dog-in-home-salt-lake-city-utah
candid-black-and-white-photo-of-siblings-conversating-in-living-room-during-in-home-session-with-jen-fairchild-photography-in-salt-lake-city-ut
candid-natural-artistic-portrait-of-boy-rubbing-eye-saltlakecity-utah
black-and-white-candid-photo-of-father-and-children-during-in-home-family-session-with-jenfairchild-photography-slc-ut
natural-and-artistic-portrait-of-boy-smiling-at-his-brother-salt-lake-city-utah
candid-black-and-white-photo-of-girl-sitting-on-ottoman-with-pug-dog-salt-lake-city-utah
black-and-white-photo-of-father-and-daughter-with-pug-dog-slc-ut
candid-photo-of-girl-making-funny-face-while-holding-pug-dog-with-father-during-in-home-session-with-jen-fairchild-photography-in-salt-lake-city-utah
artistic-black-and-white-photo-of-family-playing-with-pug-dog-saltlakecity-utah
natural-and-artistic-family-throwing-dog-in-air-slc-ut
candid-black-and-white-family-photo-with-older-children-during-at-home-session-with-jen-fairchild-photography-holladay-utah
candid-and-natural-black-and-white-photo-of-father-hugging-sons-salt-lake-city-utah
candid-black-and-white-photo-of-family-in-bed-during-in-home-session-with-jen-fairchild-photography-saltlakecity-ut
candid-black-and-white-family-photo-during-in-home-session-with-jen-fairchild-in-salt-lake-city-utah
candid-black-and-white-family-photo-during-in-home-session-with-jen-fairchild-in-salt-lake-city-utah
older-family-goofing-around-during-in-home-photography-session-with-jen-fairchild-photography-salt-lake-city-utah
candid-and-natural-family-portrait-at-home-with-older-kids-jen-fairchild-photography-salt-lake-city-utah
candid-photo-of-family-at-home-SLC
natural-and-intimate-family-portrait-with-older-kids-during-at-home-session-with-jen-fairchild-photography-in-slc-utah
candid-black-and-white-family-photograph-at-home-salt-lake-city-utah-jen-fairchild-photography
candid-and-natural-photo-of-family-in-home-salt-lake-city-utah
black-and-white-candid-photo-of-smiling-girl-slc-ut
candid-black-and-white-family-photo-during-in-home-session-with-jen-fairchild-in-salt-lake-city-utah

 

To freshen up the outdated framed canvas images around the house (and spruce up a few places begging for some wall art) I settled on a combination of bamboo mounts, custom frames, and a stunning acrylic piece.

See the before + afters below:

 

 BEFORE - Space between sconces practically begging me for a photo

BEFORE - Space between sconces practically begging me for a photo

 AFTER - Custom acrylic piece plays nicely off the elegance of the sconces and adds a personal touch to the room

AFTER - Custom acrylic piece plays nicely off the elegance of the sconces and adds a personal touch to the room

 BEFORE - Framed canvas print feeling lonely

BEFORE - Framed canvas print feeling lonely

 AFTER - Larger, full bleed bamboo mounted print better suits the space

AFTER - Larger, full bleed bamboo mounted print better suits the space

 BEFORE - Framed canvas prints feeling a little disjointed

BEFORE - Framed canvas prints feeling a little disjointed

 AFTER - Streamlined the look by grouping the custom frames into a central focus point

AFTER - Streamlined the look by grouping the custom frames into a central focus point

 BEFORE - Family rules floating alone in space

BEFORE - Family rules floating alone in space

 AFTER - Family photo creates a nice balance and evokes an emotional response

AFTER - Family photo creates a nice balance and evokes an emotional response

 BEFORE - Framed portraits a little small for the space

BEFORE - Framed portraits a little small for the space

 AFTER - Full bleed bamboo mounted prints make a statement and feel nicely balanced in the space

AFTER - Full bleed bamboo mounted prints make a statement and feel nicely balanced in the space

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