A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Those who know me well know that I’m a singing fool. I sing in the shower. I sing while I’m cleaning. I make up songs for and about my son. And my husband. And my cat (my favorite of which uses the ingenious couplet “kitty cat/stinky fat”).

I’d never met anyone who sings quite as much as I do, that is, until this family shoot. A sort of hybrid family-slash-event session, whether they were carving pumpkins during the day or partying with their guests at night, the whole family was endlessly wrapped up in song.

When they’re not making music, they’re listening to it. And when they’re listening to it they’re singing along – in absolute perfect harmony.

But what really struck me about this family, what truly amazed me, is how wonderfully kind and loving they are. Of course, most families are, but there was something else here, something more. There was a feeling of togetherness in this family that I expect must in some way be attributable to the fact that they’re always working together to create song. But then, perhaps it’s the other way around? Who could say? 

As a group, they are a marvel, and individually they are just as tremendous, each with their own beautiful, unique spirit and incredible talent. 

Their guests for the evening, taking part in the family’s monthly Second Friday gatherings, were also super talented and fun – a delightful hodgepodge of colorful characters that came prepared with instruments to play and songs to sing.  

TLDR: I spent the entire day with some of the most creative, talented, intelligent, and interesting people ever. I have the best job in the world and I legitimately never want to retire.

If you’d like to hear my client’s music (and I HIGHLY recommend doing so), click here to watch the video of the song that I became absolutely OBSESSED with. It is absolute magic.

If you’d like your own family or event session (or both!) please feel free to contact me here.


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Samantha Hines is a documentary family photographer serving the Denver Metro Area. She is also available to travel any ol’ where your little heart desires. She documents families, events, and weddings. She also hates speaking in the third person and is therefore gonna cut it out now. Holler!