The world shows us perfectly curated social media accounts of what they think pregnancy, motherhood, fatherhood and family photos should look like. However, most of the time those photos don't reveal real life.
There's sleep deprivation, breast milk leakage, fussy babies, spit-up, diapers that need changing, toddlers with tears from a sibling that took their toy and kids that will fall and get dirty. To all of this I say, let go and embrace it. These years fly by in the blink of an eye. Let them be little as long as you can.
Your family session is about embracing life and I'm here to encourage you and support you every step of the way.
Family photo sessions can be incredibly exciting, although planning the logistics can be exhausting. What will everyone wear? Where will the session take place? What if the weather doesn't cooperate? How many photos will I be receiving?
Stop and take a deep breath. You're already a superhero because you're a parent (or one to be)! I'll walk you through a process where all your questions are answered and you can focus on having a relaxed family session. Let me invite you into a raw and candid conversation where you tell me about you and your family. No two families are alike. Your story is unique and I'm listening whole heartedly. Our first phone call together is filled with questions of me getting to know you and your family, you getting to know why I do what I do, and how I can best serve you.
Ways That Will Inspire Your Family Session.
Most photographers think family sessions are about showing up and shooting good images. I have learned through the years that photographing great images comes down to the relationship and trust I build with my clients.
It's so important for us to meet prior to our session. I'll drop by if you're local or hop on zoom if not. Meeting is really helpful for families with young toddlers or kids. I'm a huge advocate of 'stranger danger', so a familiar face the day of is super helpful.
I've built a process for us to keep cultivating a relationship after the session. I'm here, readily available to answer any questions that you have and how I can serve you.
If you watch or talk to anyone who's been a parent and has a child, then you know there's rarely a moment to sit. There's always work to do.
I don't want your family session to feel rushed and hurried. Instead, I'm here to help you feel stress free, so you can feel and be present with your family in the best way possible. Over the years, I've realized that talking more in-depth about your family can help clarify your vision. This helps you and me show up to the day feeling more organized to have the family photography experience you want to have.
Every parent has that "perfect family photograph" on their list. However, photographing a genuine moment with you and your loved ones is always better than any posed photograph.
During your family session, I take the role of a director instead of posing you like mannequins. Family sessions are about genuine interaction between you and your little ones. I'm here to direct you so you can have a natural experience with one another. Those unposed moments always turn into images that you fall more in love with.
Those genuine family photos are best captured in the place that are most familiar to your family. Do you feel a little lost where to have your session? Let's talk about it more in depth.
I'm Ready... I Want You To Meet My Family!
The Gray Family
1st Grow With Me Session
The Marginean Family
Spring Hill, TN
The Ciero Family
Chapell Hill, TN
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