If you know this amazing family, I dont need to explain my title to you. If you dont - let me give you ONE word to clue you in. Triplets.
Yep, this is the family who allowed me to photograph their newborn triplets 2 years ago. I've received a lot of work from being allowed to showcase those photos, and I'll always be grateful to them for it.
It's not uncommon for me to meet cool parents in my work. Like, seriously chill about everything. One two year old, or 2 kids a few years apart in age is common and it seems society has it figured out for the most part.
Triple that 2 year old age and my guess would be it gets a little bit crazy for even the most relaxed of parents. Yet, these two are the coolest parents I've ever had the pleasure of working with, regardless of having triplets. Everything is met with a laugh, a shrug, and a 'it's ok, this is just how it'll be for now' attitude. And, in my opinion, it's because of that amazing attitude that photos go so well with them. They are rock-star parents in my book.
As I do sometimes, I brought my teen boys along to help out on this session. It was summer holidays and they were both available. Usually they carry the furniture pieces around, load and unload my car, and be a second set of hands holding reflectors etc.
This time they helped entertain a 4 year old, and watch 2 year old triplets so I could safely get some shots of Mom and Dad, and they evened out the number of big people with capable hands to take photos safely on a bridge (because I dont include myself when I cant be near). Both of my boys commented to me after the session that hanging out with the kids was awesome! My oldest loved that the boy of the trio raised his arms several times asking to be picked up, and mr 4-year-old held my younger son's hand whenever he could. My heart melted seeing it.
The girls were quite shy of me, and unsure of what we were doing, but thanks to Dad and big brother, we managed to get at least a few smiles. <3