Lifestyle Family Photography Session | The Vandagriffs

This lifestyle family photography session was extra special. It was a gift from a friend for this sweet family who had just learned that Jessica, the beautiful wife and mother you see in the photos below, has breast cancer. She started chemo only a few days after we did these photos. We had a fun session, exploring and playing.

Family walking through field - knoxville, tn photography

The location we used had this awesome stump with this scripture on it, and it was perfect for this battle against cancer that they’re facing.

3 year old boy with parents - lifestyle photography session

They got to run around, explore, throw rocks in the creek, find a giant stick to play with and just had a really great time together as a family!

family of 3 lifestyle photography session - knoxville, tn

family playing and swinging son - knoxville, tn photography

boy getting tickled by parents - lifestyle family photography session

Knoxville, TN family lifestyle session at sunset

We’ve found that the most enjoyable approach to family sessions with children is to let them have fun and even lead the way sometimes. We choose locations where they can explore and play. This way we capture their personalities, natural smiles, and the relationships in the family.

We know these are photos that this family will always cherish. Capturing many sweet moments before a difficult journey. Jessica has been doing really well with her cancer treatments. If you would like to help this family during this difficult time, you can donate to their GoFundMe account here.