Photographing the McCargo family is always so much fun. Chrissy is incredibly creative when it comes to the session – always bringing adorable props to really make their session unique. But this year, they brought COLOR (and balloons). I met up with them in Patterson Park in a historic district of Baltimore City where there is a ton of energy and there are so many people around checking out the park and the local neighborhood ice cream joint, B-MORE LICKS. If you haven't been to B-MORE LICKS yet, its definitely a place you don't want off your radar - there are more than 25 different flavors of soft-serve ice cream and more flavors than that for the classic hand-dipped scoops. Back in the fall, Chrissy, her husband, Calvin, and their daughter Cassidy started a YouTube channel called “Best Day Ever.” When I photographed this family back in the later part of the summer, the YouTube channel had not been started yet, but was a dream they were planning. Cassidy is 7 and LOVES watching fun YouTube videos. When Chrissy asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, Cassidy responded that she wanted to be a YouTube star. Well why wait until you are an adult to be a YouTube star when you can be one now?
So in a way, this session was unlike any other session that I’ve ever done by creating a branding session while updating their family portraits for their home. It allowed me to get my creative juices flowing after spending more time behind a computer screen in recent months dues to COVID-19 instead of outside photographing joyous weddings and loving families. The YouTube channel is designed to inspire families to have the BEST DAY EVER. Calvin, Chrissy and Cassidy explore a variety of destinations that is fun for the whole family regardless of age. Parents, it is very important that you feel like kids again also! So, when you need a fun family-friendly idea for the day, go to their channel to get some fun ideas. Join the McCargo family as well as some of their loved ones what fun is all about and create the BEST DAY EVER!
If you need some ideas head to their YouTube channel by clicking HERE
I hope you all enjoy a few of my favorite shots from the BEST DAY EVER branding/family session
And of course we wrapped it up with some ice cream from B-MORE LICKS