My hope as a photographer is to tell a story. Your story.
Before your session, we’ll work out some ways that your family can connect and interact during the session. Beyond that, my hope is to photograph your home life as it is, and your family as you are. Runny noses. A floor you can barely see because books and toys are scattered everywhere. Hugs. Tears. Band-Aids. Goldfish and apple slices and milk. Fingerprints on the window. Painting and drawing and coloring and practicing handwriting. Someone didn't share, so there are more hugs and more tears. Playing Monopoly, or building with Legos in pajamas and mismatched socks. Kisses. Holding hands. Building couch cushion forts.
When I photograph you at home, my hope is not to capture you at your space at its best; my hope is to capture your life, as it is, in its beautiful simplicity.
Because what's real and true is amazing. And that is what I want to show you.
Before the session, I’m going to gather some information from you about your family. Who lives with you, what you like to do on the weekends, that sort of thing. Then, on the date of your session, just be relaxed. Don’t coordinate clothing and don’t tidy up if you don't want to. It's your session. It's your home. It's your world.
In fact, I strongly encourage letting the littles choose their own clothing for the day. Sometimes I like to take photos not of my daughters, but of what they've chosen to wear. Because in my house, it's usually the same dress or shirt or tutu day after day after day, and honestly, I'm going to want to remember it once it no longer fits and is destined for donation.
As for the parents, I'm going to want you to feel comfortable and content. Wear what you want. Wear what's comfortable to play in and relax in. Wear what you don't mind getting dirty in, if that's how you choose to enjoy your session.
Beyond that, it will be like any old Saturday or Sunday in your home. The only difference will be me, hanging around for a bit with a camera.
Within a week, I'll send you few "sneak peek" photos. Within three weeks of the session, I'll send you a link to your password-protected online gallery, and from there we'll move forward into finalizing and getting your products delivered.
And you'll see how wonderfully and perfectly your everyday moments will translate into beautiful photos