When it comes to family sessions, I'm not sure if there's anything better than doing them in your own home. Outdoors is beautiful, studios are picture perfect, but when you do your session at home, there's a sense of comfort and familiarity, a 'day in the life' vibe that you can't replicate anywhere else. It doesn't matter what stage your 'home' is in - messy, clean, renovated, in progress - because your photos will be a representation of where you were in life at that time. I have no doubt that Franklin will look back at these pictures when he's older, and give a big awwww at remembering what his playroom by the window looked like, or the big measuring tape in their kitchen to mark him growing.
I actually met Phil & Shannon in university, and so coming to their home after a few years of only seeing them in passing was like watching an episode of How I Met Your Mother, where they fast-forward 15 years and look at where everyone ended up. Your university friends, with different hairstyles, a house, and now a baby. I love it. Thank you for welcoming me into your home, and letting me capture how things felt in 2022.