The Harrigan Kids – Cornwall Outdoor Family Session

Suzanne wanted photos of her kids. Real photos. Not portraits. What better place to get those than at the park? So, we planned their little Cornwall outdoor family session around some of their favourite activities. I was so excited to see these guys again that I showed up early. Two weeks early, to be exact. I laughed about it, but it was also lucky, since their original (favourite) location ended up being closed for the season. Instead, we planned their little outdoor family session for Lamoureux Park.

We spent a full morning enjoying the early-September sun. We ate ham and Timbits on a blanket and ran through the splash pad. We climbed and slid our way around the playground. We hunted down and fed the ducks. Much to our delight, a Labour Day fair was happening in Lamoureux, so we also got to explore a firetruck, do some dancing, and hit the inflatable obstacle course a time or six(teen).

So much activity led to one of my favourite child activities: the meltdown. Parents, know that I’m with you when this happens. They’re mortifying, and a nuisance. As a photographer, I also happen to think they’re hilarious. The body contortions, the sounds – even just the cause – they’re all so representative of life with little ones.

All of this sounds so…normal… right? Yep. It is. Well, maybe not the firetruck. :P But if you’ve got children who like to play and who are prone to meltdowns, we should really talk. I think we could make something great together. :)

Susan, thanks for having me along for an awesome morning with your kids – and thanks for keeping it real!

Here’s what a morning at the park looks like for this little family:

mom with kids having sunny summer picnic in Cornwall park family session cool looking little girl wearing sunglasses licking her fingers during picnic in the park mom with son and daughter having picnic lunch in the park mom and kids' feet peeking out from under door

little boy and sister running and playing in Cornwall outdoor splash pad little boy squinting while he gets water in the face at splash park brother spraying sister with water at splash park little girl in brightly coloured bathing suit playing in splash park

little girl in bathing suit peeing in the park

mom quick changing kids in the park to play at splash pad little boy and girl laughing and smiling while running down grassy hill in front of park Mom sliding down inflatable slide with boy and girl mom warning little boy in outdoor park family session mom putting little girl into bouncy castle little girl running down path beside St Lawrence River brother and sister sitting on park bench while young boy bikes past during candid Cornwall outdoor family session mom with two children in grassy park little boy and girl feeding ducks with mom by river's edge little boy in striped shirt and shorts being comforted by mom mom holding little girl with hair blowing in the wind little boy and girl waving at firefighters beside fire truckmom with son and daughter walking on path in summer sun Brother and sister laughing and being tickled in backseat

I’m Ang. I’m a Cornwall, Ontario-based photographer offering maternity, child and family portraiture in and around SD&G. Visual storytelling is what I do best; weddings and documentary family sessions are available worldwide.  I’m an avid traveler and my passport is always up-to-date. I have dual citizenship with the UK  and I’m ALWAYS ready for an adventure. Laughter is important in my life and in my work, meaning that my clients experience informal, interesting shoots that make them feel connected to one another and full of life. Please explore more of Photography‘s site to see more examples from this Cornwall child photographer.