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Cinco Spirit Family of the MonthL Meet the Mancuso Family!

Call me crazy, but I literally had a dream about the location of this session!

When I plan a session, I take several things into consideration to when choosing a location. I want the session location to be fun, meaningful and realistic for my client families. August’s Family of the Month for The Cinco Spirit magazine is the Mancuso Family. I actually met (mom) Kate in the school library at the beginning of the year and we spent several hours in there volunteering together since.

So, when I told her one morning that I had a dream about her session location (I kinda got the “you’re crazy look” at first) but when I told her it would fun and creative and a place to keep all 3 kids interested – she was on board. This was my first session at a library and I loved it. And I loved it even more that had meaning for the entire family! Here are a few of my favorites and Kate’s take on the session below.

Please tell me about your session experience:
Our session was at the public library both inside and out. I liked the unique location and how that is a place that is special to my family.

Where was your session held and why?
Our session was held inside and outside of the public library. I really liked the location. The lake and trees outsized made for a good background location. Inside the library, Maureen was able to capture my kids personalities and take pictures of us in a place we frequent often.

What did you like about your location?
I loved that it was different and had a special meaning for my family.

What did you like about your session? What was your favorite part?
I liked that Maureen took our interests to heart and chose a location that is meaningful to us.

Any advice to other families before their photo session?
Relax! I am always stressed about family pictures, but despite how stressed, I was happy the pictures came out beautifully. Maureen was able to capture my kids personalities and somehow make us look relaxed.

What do you hope your kids/family will say years down the road when looking at these images?
I hope the pictures will make them smile and remember back to this stage in their life.