The most important thing in the world is family and love. -John Wooden

Tonya Espy Photography was able to capture the most important thing in the world for the Towne Family with this Saturday morning lifestyle photography session.

What We Love:

Tonya:  Before Christmas, I had the lovely opportunity to photograph the Towne family during their regular Saturday morning routine. That is what I really wanted to capture, a family naturally being themselves. No real posing or direction, just capturing a family in their natural element and I think it turned out beautifully! Brianna, the mother, recently created a community called Oh Mama, Etc. which all about motherhood and women supporting each other which I think is amazing and is one of the reasons I was so drawn to photographing her family! The Towne family is all about simple living and slow parenting and that really comes through in these photos and you can tell that the love runs deep!

Rachel and Lisa: We love the lifstyle aspect of this family session.  Just recently heard an interview with Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls, where she said her formula to making Gilmore Girls a success was that she made the big moments small and the small moments big.  This felt like it rung true with this session from Tonya Espy Photography because these small moments of the Towne family’s Saturday morning routine became the big moments of love that this family will never forget.

We also love that this mama has created a community about supporting moms!!  What a great resource for our readers!!

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Camera: Nikon D750

Lenses: Sigma 35 1.4 Art, Nikon 50mm 1.4

Location: Dayton, Ohio | In home session

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