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It’s all about your connection to each other and being real.
We love the authentic, the messy, the wildness of life. Without it, life would be bland. We know every family is unique, so we don't take a cookie cutter approach either. Our approach is heavily focused on capturing your personalities and connection. We give you grace to be authentic as we guide you through your session and document your interaction together.
Woven in to your family session will be smiles, laughter, cuddles, and everything else you love about being together. We'll direct you guys throughout the session so you can trust us to capture the best of each of you, together.
The one thing we want to avoid, as much as possible, is for anyone feeling stressed right before your session. Sometimes it’s unavoidable (kids, amiright?), but one easy way to remove unnecessary stress is to try and arrive 15-30 minute early. It allows the kids to get settled in the environment and if you are running behind, then Hakuna Matata (oh yeah, I went there).
Let Us Capture The Real Stuff
Allow the kids to play and be themselves, and allow yourselves a little time to rest and enjoy this family time. While we will allow you to be yourselves, you can trust us to guide and direct you when/if needed. You'll only have to focus on each other.
Make it about having fun together
Sorry to say, but sometimes it can be the parents who are the hard ones to photograph! The best thing for your photos is to just be intentional about spending time together, give the kids freedom for their personalities to shine, and allow yourselves to be playful and present. We’ve found kids are way more receptive to cuddling and smiling for a photo when they aren’t under too much pressure to be perfect for the session. We’ll work our magic to capture the moments and the bonds you have, and will still get some of those smiling, posed shots without them hardly realizing.
Colors and Patterns:
Neutral tones are generally best because they don't take away from the photos - besides whites and blacks, neutrals can be in any color! Generally staying away from saturated pinks, bright oranges, or reds is a good idea, but if there's something you love bring it!
Subtle patterns are totally ok, but try to avoid pairing too many together as it'll be too distracting.
Think about where your session will be, check the weather, etc. and plan accordingly! It's too hard to wear close toed shoes on the beach or hike in dress shoes. If it's going to get cold, wear or bring layers. If it's going to be hot, wear something that'll breathe better so you stay cool and comfortable.
what it's all about
The bond you share, the connection you have to each other - your relationships to one another are the most important thing in life, and your session is meant to capture the little moments, personalities, and love that make your family unique and worth photographing.
One last thought.
Doesn't life seems to only get busier and fly by faster every year? It only takes a moment of slowing down to see that it's the little details that make life so full - the touches, laughs, glances and the quirks at your kid's current age becomes more invaluable as life constantly changes and moves forward. We'll give you authentic images full of life, love, and connection that you’ll cherish forever.