After doing some reflection (and having six solid years of family photography behind me) I’m starting to find a trend for my most successful sessions. I call them “successful” because they play out my artistic vision….. to photograph families with true personality that will not only be FUN to look at but also reflect indivuality. I wish every parent could feel comfortable without any inhibitions in front of the camera. I wish every kid could be having fun while being themselves. But having said this, I have been on the other side of the camera with four crazy kids running circles around me. I know what it’s like to “want” the perfect shots with the perfect outfits and hopeful that no ones has a melt down.
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I LOVE photographing families. In fact they’ve become my absolute favorite sessions. When I started out in business, I felt most comfortable working one-on-one with a child or even just a newborn. But as I’ve evolved as a photographer/artist, I find that families are my absolute fav. It’s where I feel most comfortable. It’s where I am able to watch members connect. And honestly, I want the family that I’m shooting to be just as comfortable. A photo session should never be stressful during the actual session. If it is, something is OFF! It needs to be FUN. If it’s stressful you will end up with images that reflect just that! Read more ›
Rather than blogging about these folks three separate times in 6 months, I’ve saved them for one very large post. We met in March for a maternity session in their urban loft home. Loved the large windows that let in a photographer’s dreamy amount of light! Loved meeting their sweet son too. But about two weeks or so after our session I got a call that the new baby was born a bit early! So, right back I went to their home to capture their new daughter’s first days… which also corresponded with big bro’s 2 year old birthday. Here are the first two delightful sessions.
Had another great evening shoot at the Stuckey Farm apple orchard with friends Rhonda & Thor Peterson. While shooting their photos, Thor captured some great video and put together this wonderful little promo video of me at work. Thanks Thor!
Hello there. I almost forgot to blog this session from the summer. I loved meeting this new client. They are some of the sweetest kids I’ve ever worked with.
I’m officially booked for the month of October (20+ sessions) and just a couple openings for November. For holiday cards, my cutoff is November 15 for your session.
Samantha used to babysit for me in the summer a few years ago. So when she contacted me to shoot her engagement session I was thrilled. I don’t market for engagement sessions but when they work out I always find them so much fun…. especially when the people in love are comfortable in front of the camera and open-minded. But, I did have to do my homework as shooting couples isn’t part of my regular work routine. I am very happy with the results…. just what I had in mind! We designed “save-the-date” cards using the chalkboard shots and they were so stinkin’ cute. Read more ›
This session took place at 8am right near my client’s home. We started out just down the street in their subdivision in the common area. This proves that you DO NOT need to go to a park to capture memories. It’s never really about the background anyway? Then once we wore out the little man, we headed indoors for all kinds of fun. I knew when I was hit the shutter that magic was captured. I kept saying “OMG, I am in LOVE with this session”. Read more ›
Another baby planner completed her first year of life. We waited to do her one year old session for when she was walking….. because we knew she could explore the outdoors much more! This day was part of our “heat wave” so booking it early was important! Loved the field we used but mostly loved that “L” cheeks were as plump as ever! It was a really fun session…. but with balloons and ice cream what “toddler” wouldn’t have fun?
Oh, another memory I have of this session was breaking my flip flop and going barefoot the remainder of the session. No big deal in the big scheme of life but it felt a bit odd shooting the last bit of the session in the Kroger parking lot without shoes and then driving an hour home!