Family Photos Aren’t What They Used to Be
My family photo as a child experience was probably much like yours: I had to stand ridiculously still, the photographer was barking orders, my smile (fleeting, as it was) grew forced, and the photos showcased us all looking our best but feeling our worst (stressed smiles, grumpy kids, annoyed photographer.)
As much as I hated the process of those photos in my early days, I cherish having those glimpses into who we were 30sh years ago.
Need new family photos?
What to expect during family photos
When you show up for your family photo session, you’ll soon see two key things: 1) getting the kiddos comfortable is my first priority (sometimes that means talking to you, sometimes that means interacting with the child) and 2) I am a goof.
Your job will be to follow my instructions while I act like a goof to get the smiles we will cherish. I am the funny/goofy/silly friend-who-is-holding-the-camera bringing fun and calm to a traditionally stressful time.
As we explore, I will have a plan for our time together but I always love to work with your requests.
Fun-Filled Family Photos
Imagine stress-free, fun-filled family photos — it’s possible! As you focus on enjoying an outing as a family at a local park, your personal paparazzi (that’s me!) will be creating memorable photos.
Let’s get down to business
Here is what happens…
Book your session
Portrait sessions are most easily booked 4-6 weeks in advance, especially if you need a weekend timeslot or if you are booking during wedding season.
Choose a location
I will always ask if you have a location in mind but I will always have some ideas to share, too! The goal is to shoot in a location you love with a vibe that fits the subject. Local parks, your back yard, or a favorite greenspace may seem the obvious options but thinking outside the box is always welcome too!
When you show up to your shoot, I’ll take over so all you have to do is enjoy the adventure. I’ll tell you where to stand, I’ll suggest how to pose, I’ll make jokes to make you laugh, and we’ll chat to keep you comfortable. It’s not always pleasant to have a camera staring at you, but I make it fun. Promise.