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Family Photos at the Charles River Esplanade

I had the privilege to document this family over Memorial Day weekend in Boston. With 80 degree weather and a noticeable holiday buzz, the city just seemed to glow, and it served as a special backdrop for their session.

The Charles River Esplanade has always been one of my favorite spots, and this particular day it did not disappoint. Young families swarmed the lawns and playground, kayakers waved as they passed by, and the green grass and blue skies looked postcard-worthy. On days like this, it’s easy to forget that winter was ever a thing!

I love photographing families of all sizes, but there is something particularly special about families of four. The figuring-it-out-as-we-go part that comes with the first child gets replaced with a more solid family system. I loved seeing the way this mom and dad visually checked in with other, as if to say, “We’ve got this.” I was (am) inspired by their teamwork and the way they’re able to be hands-on parents but still let their kids flourish on their own.

And flourish, they did. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The personalities of these two just rocked my world! I swear the little man has enough energy to power the Pru, but he also has a heart of gold. (I asked him if he could see the giraffe inside my camera lens, and he sweetly nodded yes. He also agreed with me that the giraffe’s face was purple, too — baha!) ย And his sister definitely follows in the creative footsteps of her mama. She rocked a headband that she made herself, and we would sometimes catch her quietly scootering away from us, caught up in her own world. I know she’s cooking up something genius!

We definitely had no shortage of fun things to keep us busy. The kids brought their scooters, so we zoomed around with those for awhile. We played a little soccer (Dad is from Turkey and shares his love of the game with them). And we ended in a very Memorial Day kinda way with some delicious, juicy watermelon. When it was time to say goodbye, their son earnestly asked if I could come over for a playdate. I had so much fun that I was tempted to say yes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A view of Charles River Esplanade boats.

A little girl rides a scooter on the Charles River Esplanade.

A boy rides a scooter on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

A Boston family photographer documents a Back Bay family hanging out on the Charles River Esplanade.

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