When I got into photographing children and families a few years ago I knew from my very first insanely awkward session that I was onto something. I left that session feeling alive. As if it was something I’d been missing. Since that very first learning experience I’ve photographed countless children and families and one thing is clear…it’s not the posed moments that I’m there to photograph. It’s those precious interactions that I live for. That I was meant to freeze in time. The giggles between sisters. The silly faces between brothers. The amazing love children have for their parents. It’s all right there. Sometimes you just step back and watch it open itself up to you.
The Stricklands are that family to me. They are bouncy and giggly. Silly and cuddly. And full of so much emotion that when I leave their sessions I could burst with happiness.
Their love- for each other and for life is contagious.
When you look at these faces I dare you not to smile.
Katie Oblinger is an Atlanta, GA photographer specializing in family, children, baby and senior photography. Serving Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Roswell, Marietta, Woodstock and East Cobb.