Last fall, I had the honor of shooting a McCall Idaho Lifestyle Family Session for the Brown family. This amazing family is super passionate about exploring the outdoors. Originally, we were supposed to take their McCall family photos in the summer. However, due to some schedule conflicts, we postponed until the fall and it was meant to be. The weekend I arrived in McCall, the leaves had changed on the gorgeous aspens. Of course, I was elated.

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Knowing this family loves the outdoors and adventure, I brought them to one of my favorite spots in Ponderosa State Park. When shooting a lifestyle family session, I try to find a location that I know will be fun for kids to explore. I've never met a kid who doesn't love the beach or running on mountain trails.

I had the best time meeting this amazing family. We walked along the trail to take photos in the gorgeous aspen grove in Ponderosa State Park. After getting some formal family photos, we walked to the beach. I love giving kids "breaks" between photos, but the reality is, letting kids run free sometimes captures my favorite photos. Letting kids just be themselves without any rules creates amazing lifestyle family photos.

As the sun set behind the Brown family, I snapped hundreds of photos. I captured a few photos of just mom and dad as the girls played on the beach. It was truly so magical. I felt like I got to be a fly on the wall watching this family spend the evening on the beach. The beach was completely empty of any other tourists or hikers. The girls' laughter echoed off the lake and we stayed long enough to watch the sun dip below the mountains. It was the perfect fall evening for a McCall Idaho Lifestyle Family Session.

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