THE WAGNER FAMILY FALL PORTRAITS AT JERUSALEM MILL | MARYLAND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
I'll be honest, Jerusalem Mill is a spot that I've shot at plenty - mostly for families during the fall. But the Wagner family's session is one of my favorites!
The Wagners are by far one of the easiest families I've ever photographed! Never have I ever met an entire family who knew how to smile, stay relaxed, and get their portraits taken without much direction at all. Such naturals! Despite it being a crazy crowded weekend at Jersualem Mill, we were able to find an open and quiet spot to use as we spent our session surrounded by beautiful fall trees. I love how this family loves. At one point, when each of the kids were getting their solo portraits taken, I'd ask them to pick out the funniest person in the remaining family bunch to stand by me and make them laugh. William, the middle boy all professional in his slacks and royal blue sweater, was picked twice! They were so supportive and I loved hearing mama Sara "awww" at her kids and all their candid greatness. So when it came to just Sara and Isaac getting their own photos taken, I had the kids "aww" back and have them dance + spin around. It was perfect!
I think the thing I love most about the Wagners is how genuine they are. The just took their time to enjoy their session and be family, rather than focusing on whether they were taking the perfect picture. That's how a set turns out best, when people are just themselves.
The Wagners are a sweet family and I'm so thankful to have met them!