Top 10 Sibling Hugs
“You can’t give a hug without getting a hug”.
There is something about a photograph of a hug shared between children that just warms my soul. And I love how asking kids for a simple pose during a family portrait session can often turn into truly endearing and heartwarming moment.
Over the last few days, I have been going back through images from the last few years of family portrait sessions, and I have truly enjoyed remembering these treasured moments. With each session, there are a handful of images that have become personal favorites. It could be a funny moment, an adorable giggle, or an incredible hug that just takes me back to the moment I clicked the shutter of my camera.
I’ve started organizing these precious moments into categories and I would love to begin sharing my favorite Top 10 images for each category on the blog.
So, today I’m starting with my favorites in Top 10 Sibling Hugs. All of these images were captured during a family portrait session with my clients from the last few years. I hope you won’t be able to resist smiling while viewing this list of photographs, and may it warm your heart as much as it does mine.
It is said that hugs are like vitamins for the soul, and looking at this list, I completely agree.
Here are my Top 10 Favorite Sibling Hugs from Family Portrait Sessions
10. The Sibling Squeeze
There is no greater friend than a sister. Even when sisters don’t see eye to eye, they will still always have your back and always be there when you need them most.
9. The Sibling Squeeze Part II
When you squeeze so tight, you have to close your eyes too.
8. The I adore my big brother hug
I love that you can just see the adoration on this little man’s face and you can just tell how much he adores his big brother.
7. The Sneak Attack Hug and Kiss
Older siblings adore their little siblings too. Big sister can’t resist giving her little sister a kiss on the cheek with her hug.
6. The Giggle Hug
These two sweethearts were super giggly during their entire photo session. I remember that my cheeks hurt from smiling so much on the other side of the camera.
5. The Simplicity Hug
These boys just have the perfect, simple and sweet smiles to draw you into this moment.
4. The Face Press
I love getting my clients’ faces close together for family portraits and these girls definitely have the right idea.
3. The Peekaboo
I love hugs like this one between siblings. I certainly remember the stage of my own children’s life where my daughter always hugged my son around his neck and you couldn’t see his face. It’s just how they hugged at that age.
2. The “I never want to let go” hug
Big sis loved this little guy so much. You can just see on her face that she never wants to let go of his adorable hugs. It’s photos like this that make you want to stay wrapped in a moment forever.
1. The too adorable for words hug
This session was photographed in front of the client’s home in North Carolina. And if these boys weren’t already cute enough, when I asked them to hug, they just leaned into each other as if they could take a nap all curled up on each other.
My own Munchkin and Pumpkin
It’s not fair to list in the Top 10, but I will forever love this moment and this hug and have it framed on my wall. This photograph is already almost three years old and as my children grow older, I want to always remember this perfect sweetness. And I just want to scoop them both into a great, big forever Mom hug and never let go.