Spring is the perfect time to catch up on family photos. Not only are the kiddos thrilled to be able to run & play outside after a long winter, but the weather feels warm and the green tones refresh the soul! I had the pleasure of photographing some of the most energetic and excited children in Des Moines last week. These siblings love each other, obsess over their newest baby brother, and made a quick friend of me! Does the oldest sister look familiar!? She was the flower girl in Liz & Trevor’s wedding!

Water Works park is finally blooming. Each year I think “This is it!” in April… and it’s usually closer to May when things really get growing again. Haha! I’m just thankful that it didn’t rain us out. There’s been plenty of spring showers this year! But we had a perfect afternoon for photos and the kids enjoyed running around the park. (They were confused by the lack of playground- HAHA!!) The little years go so fast. I always say family photos should happen every 3-ish years when you have kids in the house, because everyone grows and changes so quickly! Add in sleepless nights, and the memories will be much better preserved through home videos and photographs. ;)

I can’t wait to watch this crew of 5 grow up! You can already tell they’ll be best friends (because they are!) and they’ve got each other’s backs. Scroll through the blog to see some of my favorites from this Des Moines area family photo session!

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