When my daughter was born, I felt an intense pull to capture perfectly styled portraits of her beauty. I documented her as a sweetly sleeping newborn against a blanket backdrop, and as a two year old celebrating her birthday on a cute, yellow chair with a prop of balloons. But during the moments in between, while we were living our real life, I realized I wanted to capture that too. Because 20 years from now - when my house is quiet and my kids are grown - these are the moments I will miss the most.
The real life moments are what tell my family’s story. And they’re the same moments I want to capture in order to tell your family’s story.
During your photo session, I will not awkwardly pose you, nor will I suggest meeting at a location known to have the best lighting. Instead, I’ll ask to document you wearing the outfits you would normally wear as you enjoy your family’s routine in the place where you all feel most comfortable. Yoga pants are completely acceptable, and I encourage all little ones to play freely. I want to photograph your interactions as you live in the moment whether that’s spending the evening out on your boat, swimming at the beach, reading books together at home, or honoring your family’s traditions and creating new ones throughout the year. This is your session, and I want you to feel as though there are no demands placed on you or your family.
I want to capture the moments that are the most meaningful to you because your everyday moments are nothing short of extraordinary.
The time you spend together as a family is joyous, yet it’s also messy and chaotic. But the most important thing to remember about the time you spend together is it’s fleeting. I want you to have photographs that show when your son insisted on only dressing up like his favorite superhero. I want your granddaughter to look back and remember the first time you baked your family’s famous peach dumplings together. I want your family to be able to look back on your session and be able to see they are loved beyond measure.
Let’s document a chapter of your family’s story together, so you will always remember the real life moments you experienced as a family at this point in your life. Without a doubt, your photographs will become cherished family heirlooms.
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