Shanklin Family Portrait Session (Cylburn Arboretum - Baltimore, Maryland) / by Erika Sneeringer

We had such gorgeous weather for this family portrait session at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore, Maryland.  We really lucked out because the very next day the temperatures dropped and we had crazy wind, stripping the trees of all of their colorful foliage.  I grabbed a few of just Courtney and Paul in front of this gorgeous ivy colored wall and I’m loving how they pop off of the vibrant yellow ivy!  

Courtney’s dad, Tom, also tagged along to get some pictures of him and his grandson.  Tom was a hoot and came up with some pretty fun ideas… most of them involving climbing in trees and you can tell from the pictures that Reed was having fun with his grandfather.

Sometimes, the best part about being a photographer is getting to do photo sessions with young children.  You get to act crazy and just have fun.  Playing games like hide n’ seek was my favorite part of this photo shoot.  Especially when Reed would hide in clear sight but found it hilarious when his mom and dad found him -- I can still hear his giggles!  Don’t the boys look so handsome in their sweaters?