Photographing kids never goes the way you expect.
Childhood is natural, and a kid at ease who is simply there to play, is a kid whose face will light up. The best way to have a great shoot is to play together.
My style is candid. Authentic. Real. We don’t stand still and smile straight at the camera (at least, not for most of the shots.) We play. We laugh, we touch, we move. Spending time with your family should be fun! Our children are our biggest blessings. But…sometimes they make us crazy. Make us laugh. Make us cry. Make us realize that our time with them as magical children is so incredibly short, that we need to grasp it with both hands and hold on as tightly as possible.
Capturing the essence of family shouldn’t mean beautifully posed pictures – it should show who YOU are together.
So! Don’t worry about “the shot”. Don’t worry about poses. just have fun. Your only job at this session is to love on your kids. With that, the amazing shots will come. When children play and have fun with their parents, they show genuine emotion, personality, and pure happiness in a way that most adults never do in front of the camera.
And for everything else, there is always lollipops.