Family: A Walk in the Park

As we grow older, spending quality time with family, especially with our parents, become a rare and special occasion. With parents living oceans apart, we can go months or even years not seeing their friendly faces. So when I heard that my Maid of Honor’s parents were visiting LA from Iran, I cleared my schedule and made sure we went on a fun photo shoot. I call this series: The Great Jadmani Photo Shoot (Jadmani is their last name).

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There’s four kids in the family, or as I like to call them, Jadmani babies. They’re all very close to one another (physically and emotionally) and live in Los Angeles (yay for me!) They’re a funny bunch, and crazy silly with each other so I wanted to capture their special bond without posing them too much.

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Once upon a time, there was a time when parents weren’t parents and they were just two adults getting to know each other. In every family photo session, I like to capture this sentimental, reminiscing time of their lives of just the two love birds alone. Usually, walking down a path or a dirt road can symbolize the long and windy road, that wasn’t always smooth sailing, that they’ve walked down together. It’s a beautiful walk captured in stills.

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After a few group shots, the session got a bit silly and it went out of hand *wink*

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Because I’ve known the Jadmani babies for a few years now, it was an honor for me to capture this rare reunion and have those images cherished. They’re like my own to me.

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I even took a group shot together with the Jadmani family. Photo credit: Dee!

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xoxo,
Janice

2 Comments

  1. by Madeeha Jadmani on February 26, 2016  10:33 am Reply

    I teared up at the way you captured my parents :) Thank you Janice for being an amazing photographer and so much fun to work with!! It all felt natural and that's exactly how it came out in the incredible photos. <3 I love your work :)

    • by Janice Reinold on March 2, 2016  9:50 am Reply

      It's my pleasure! I'm so glad you like the photos :) Thanks for letting me capture this special day <3

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