Can I challenge you a little bit??? Before you book a session me, let me ask you what you really want to remember. What is is that you want to revisit over and over again year after year. What do you want to remember? And why? Do you really want to remember what it was like to get dressed up in all matching outfits, putting everything on, getting everyone ready (not with out a few tears) and going out to a park and taking pictures? Maybe, but isn’t there more to your family in that?
What about those times when you’re your son belly laughs so hard his nose scrunches up in delight, or your favorite game of peekaboo that gets them every time. What about when you look out the window together and see if you can find all of the animals and the birds outside. Think about what it feels like when you wake up in the morning and you’re cuddling with your sweet little baby and you’re there together and it’s beautiful. Maybe it’s even the little mountains of getting food on the table (or better yet, getting the kids to eat that food). Do you ever just look at your children playing and steal a glance with your spouse that says, “How lucky are we”?
There are millions of moments that happen during your life. Thousands of little things that you will want to remember, memories that you will want to pull up a chair and sit with and revisit again and again.
I challenge you to hire me to photograph those times. I want to photograph your real, true life, not just what you look like in front of the camera saying cheese. I definitely still do and enjoy posed portraits and they certainly have their place. But, I ask you to open your mind to doing a different kind of a shoot. Considering a shoot that documents things that you never want to forget, things you didn’t know where there but they were there and were so beautiful. Just think about it.