Hulbert Family Portrait Session (Hunt Valley, Maryland) / by Erika Sneeringer

After this portrait session I feel like I can retire a happy photographer.  Getting that awesome one of a kind (and seemingly impossible) shot of a two year old and dog smiling at the camera…. It seriously doesn’t get any cuter than this!

The Hulbert family won my fall mini session at our neighborhood annual picnic silent auction.  Lindsay went into a bit of a bidding war and I am so happy that the Hulbert family won.  It was awesome being a photographer for this family!  

We met at the Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park in Hunt Valley, Maryland on a gorgeous (and windy) fall morning.  Lindsay and Dan have an adorable 2 year old son named Benjamin and a yellow lab named Harper.  Lindsay's mom was kind enough to tag along as a dog wrangler.  I’ll admit, I was surprised at how well behaved Harper is.  The perfect family dog!

All of Ben’s posing was his own idea.  A very strong willed and independent 2 year old, he knew exactly what he wanted to do.  When Ben squirmed out of his mom’s arms so that he could get down on one knee in front of mom and dad and then smiled big, it was just adorable. I loved it!  Such a cutie and so much fun to photograph.  My favorite pictures are of the Hulbert family playing in the leaves and capturing that genuine laughter.