Rewind to autumn with this Canadian engagement-meets-family-meets-maternity session #Family portraits#big kids#international#outdoors#pregnancy Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Feb 19 2013) Offbeat Editors All photos by Samantha Clarke Photography. Not so long ago, temperatures were significantly warmer in much of the Northern hemisphere. Like, warm enough to wear a dress WITHOUT A COAT, if that's your thing. Since those days are gone and it sometimes seems like winter will never release its icy grip (see also: I live in the Pacific Northwest), this sunny family portrait session from Samantha Clarke Photography seems like just the thing to warm your cold, bitter bones. PLUS: the photos are doubling (tripling?) as a maternity AND engagement session, since this family is getting ready to welcome a new member and planning a wedding this year! Steve and Traceen are waiting until the birth to find out the sex of their baby, and are super duper smiley about it. Yay, surprises! OH HEY CUTIES. Look at how y'all coordinated the scarf and the shirt! High five. Related Post Family photo session round-up and more tips for rocking your own photos Family portrait sessions are one of my favorite things that people do -- there's no better way to capture where your family is at the... Read more HUGS! Could this family be any more precious? OH WAIT YES THEY CAN. I have to say FIVE STARS to the digital fam. Also, lookit: the subjects become the photographers… of themselves! Oh, sunshiney, blissy happy. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I LOVE! Don't you all feel warmer now? If you have family photos to share, send 'em to us: you can use Flickr or Two Bright Lights! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS How beating up a sack of potatoes helped me deal with my father's illness NEXT Hang powerstrips under your desk to keep away the dust bunnies & real bunnies Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] Love these photos, what a beautiful happy family with so much to celebrate! Aaaaand they're making me miss autumn weather! Reply So cute! I think it's funny that photographers/websites will tell you not to wear patterns for portraits, but often it actually ends up looking so good! The stripes on beautiful mama here look especially great. Reply DUDE! Totally agree with this! As a photographer, I tell people to wear clothes they love, because they know how they look and feel on their body. I am a big fan of patterns personally. 🙂 Reply Wow, the smiles here are just stunning! Reply Agreed, that mama looks AMAZING in that striped dress! Reply LOVE. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.