March 5, 2015

the winns | family photographs in gaithersburg, maryland


"But this is what I’m finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I’m waiting for, that adventure, that move-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables, in our dreams and prayers and fights and secrets – this pedestrian life is the most precious thing any of use will ever experience."
- Shauna Niequist

There is something truly magical about entering a home and photographing a family being together. This was a true family session with tears, sprinkles, + costume mishaps. But also, and more importantly, tickle fights, airplane rides, snuggles by the window, kisses, and so much love and laughter. 

Here's the Winn family.








































4 comments:

Andrea said...

I just hope you're willing to come around when we have kids. This brought tears to my eyes! Such a beautiful family, so much laughter and joy and love. Perfectly captured! :))

Tessa Winn said...

Ellie. you have such a gift. we are incredibly grateful to have you document our little family so intimately as we genuinely live. I know I will treasure these images for life cause you captured "us" in the present in the most beautiful way. thank you, thank you. you know I'm gonna shamelessly brag on you all over the place!

Emma Weiss said...

ELLIE. these are FANTASTIC. so beautiful, real, simple, joyous. ohhhh my goodness. i could look at these all day. so good, girl. :)

Kendra Lynne said...

ohhh these are fantastic and wonderfully real. I love it!