An Afternoon in the Park | Paducah, KY lifestyle family photographer by Emily Margaret

Like many of you, some of my favorite childhood memories include going to the park playground. It was the location for many picnics, friends' birthday parties, and ice cream truck afternoon snacks.

Earlier this spring, one of my former co-workers contacted me for some new head shots and photos of her and her sister's children, and we decided that park would be a great location for both the head shots and photos of the kids.  After we shot a few of the sit-and-smile type photos, the kids were eager to run and play on the playground, which allowed me to get some fun lifestyle images of the children while they were in their element.

Next week I'll share my favorites from our head shot session, but for today, enjoy the results of our afternoon in the park.

P family portraits | Paducah, KY family photographer by Emily Margaret

It was a muggy July afternoon and the mosquitos were biting. After the last of the hair gel was applied and the cowboy boots pulled on, the crew was rounded up and we headed out to explore around the family's new home. While the horses actually belong to the neighbors, they were part of the family portraits and kept the littles entertained (because family photos aren't always the most important thing to a three-year-old).