A few months ago, I got an exciting email from Ken. His oldest son, Robert, was about to head off to college, and he wanted to capture some family photos as a birthday gift to his wife, Joceline, while the whole family was still together in one place. It had been almost a decade since their previous family photos, and they decided to take these in their beautiful backyard in Vienna, VA as a fun throwback.
Since I normally work with younger families with toddlers, I was super excited for the opportunity to photograph a family with teenagers. As a silly aside, I also loved getting to meet another Jocelyn/Joceline, as that is a rare occurrence! 😉
This August has been one of the stormiest in recent memory, and we thankfully were able to dodge the rain and muggy heat on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Joceline even prepared some delicious homemade mint lemonade (made with mint from her own garden!) for us on the patio, which we appreciated so much. Manuel and I had such a good time sipping lemonade and chatting with Ken and Joceline before and after the session!
I loved getting to see the cool brotherly dynamic between Robert and Alex. Since he and Robert are both talented soccer players, Alex asked if I could capture a few photos of them kicking their soccer ball together in the yard, and I happy obliged. It was very sweet to see how proud Ken and Joceline were of their two sons, and even sweeter to see Ken and Joceline laugh and joke with each other with so much affection and love. The photos I captured of the two of them as a couple are some of my favorites from this session! Pretty sure they win the “cutest parents award” for the summer! 🙂
Enjoy these sweet family photos!
Jocelyn Bravo is a Northern VA family photographer who specializes in creating joyful and luminous images for families and couples. She is based in Alexandria, VA and loves working with clients all across Virginia and the DMV.