When people find out I’m a photographer they often ask me what my favorite thing to photograph is. I have a hard time answering because each genre has it’s perks. I love the romance of couples, the glamour of seniors, the story-telling of weddings… but my favorite challenge is working with families with small children. Those of you with little kids know how stressful a photoshoot with children can be. The last thing they want to do is dress up in an outfit (without a cape or princess crown) and stand posing with a big cheese on their face. But I have a process!!!! We let them warm up… get some energy out…. and we form a friendship. It’s then that we capture those images that make mom tear up at the reveal session. It works. And I LOVE seeing the look on the mom’s faces at every reveal. It makes my heart happy.
I’m about to drop a truth bomb. Coming from Arizona with some incredibly harsh sun and almost no shade I was always worried about morning photo shoots. The light can be tough to work with and pretty unforgiving. However, I had visited the Baia Terme ruins with my own family, so when this sweet family booked I knew we’d be able to find some nice open shade if we had a sunny cloud-free day. We got lucky and had a gorgeous morning with some in-and-out cloud cover to bathe them in soft light. Looking back on their session now, I feel that this lighting situation perfectly captured the mood of this beautiful family. Bright, fun and lively.
When’s the last time you had your family photos taken? Contact me now to reserve a session. They don’t stay little for long!