My intuitive nature has enabled me to create photographs that are very personal. This skill allows me to create pieces that reflect the unique characteristics of every child I photograph. From the design consultation to the photo session to the ordering session, it is all about creating works of art that will make your heart skip a beat every time you see them.
Most people feel that having photos taken is stressful, especially when children are involved. However you’ll see that I’m known for creating a very calm, enjoyable experience. The more relaxed you are, the better the portraits will reflect your family’s essence.
Your portrait session will be as unique as your family, but one thing I want all my shoots to be is fun. Many clients say that they have fond memories of the session itself!
Generally we begin the session with a few “relaxed posed” shots with the group and individuals. Next, the fun begins – I will gently direct you and your children with games and active posing, so that I can begin capturing those spontaneous expressions and natural interactions. You will be surprised to find how relaxed and fun your session will be, and as long as everyone is having fun I will keep shooting. Often my session favorites are the captures that take place during the “in between” moments, or even after most photographers would consider the session to be over.
Since your photo shoot is not likely to be the portrait torture sessions you may recall from past studio experiences, please be sure to keep the mood before and during the session light and fun. The morning of your photo shoot is not the time for harsh scolding or demands to smile on command. If you’re running five minutes late, or if your little ones cowlick just will not stay smoothed, or if the baby won’t stop crying – take a deep breath and relax. We do not need perfection in order to get perfect photos!