I understand the ache to want those dimples on their little fingers to stay forever, the way you hope they never outgrow grabbing your cheeks and nuzzling their nose with yours. But, as a mother myself...I also know that time doesn't slow down for any of us. Your kids grow and your heart over flows with new things to love every day. But you still ache for all the moments that have passed.
I would be honored to help you document these moments with your children, with YOU in the frame. You are part of their legacy too and you deserve to have moments with your children documented in photographs. Capturing these moments in a tangible way for you to be able to look back on years down the road. To see the way the sunlight catches on your daughter's curls through the kitchen window and be pulled right back into the sound of her laughter as she twirled in the sunlight.
Family photographs serve as a time capsule, freezing your "now" to look back on years down the road. A photograph pulls you right back into that moment, the emotion and sounds come flooding back, even when those tiny feet are now grown and roaming the world on their own.
What is your story? What parts of your family's story do you want to document and treasure for generations to come?
Here are some session Ideas:
Board games and pizza night
Sunday morning pancakes with bedhead and jammies
Jumping through the sprinkler in the backyard and washing the car
Working on the garden
Before the Session:
We will spend some time planning the session through email or over the phone. What moments do you want to document? Is it your morning routine of taming bedhead and putting the kids on the bus? Is it your child's love of cooking or making art at the dinning room table? Once we decide what we are going to document, we will discuss what time of the day is best and pick a date!
What is the session like?
It is like a big ol' play date! No, really. You spend timing doing things you love doing together, and I document it all. From lazy mornings with coffee and board games or legos, to cooking pancakes or baking cookies. In the warmer months we could play in the sprinkler in the yard or wash the car. It is all about documenting your life, at the stage you are right now. Whether that is pudgy little baby thighs crawling around the kitchen floor, or pizza and board game night with your tweens.
I am not sure if I want to do the session in my home or outside. What do you suggest?
A session in your home is an amazing way to capture the way your life is right now. You and your family in your own space surrounded by all the things that make your family unique.
Are you thinking "my home? have you seen the pile of laundry next to my bed? Mom of two over here...my home isn't spotless (ever!) either. Tidy up your house as if you were having friends over. Shove the pile of laundry in the closest, toss the dishes into the dishwasher, and relax. We won't be focusing on every nook and cranny of your home. We can also venture into the yard.
We can also take a trip to an outdoor location your family loves to frequent. Take the pup for a walk to your favorite park. Hike through the forest. Visit a local ice cream shop.
My kid's mood changes 1,746 times day. What if they aren't behaving for our session?
I am pretty sure your idea of behaving and mine are different.
I am a Mama of two myself. Trust me, I get it.
But this is part of why I am absolutely in love about my style of photography.
There is no pressure. I am not expecting anyone to still and stare into my camera with a fake smile.
I encourage tickle wars and pillow fights. I am there right along side you Mamas, putting down my camera if someone needs a hug or help with their shoes.
Your children are getting your full attention and you are getting to love on your kiddos, all while doing activities that you enjoy.
How should we dress for this type of session?
Like yourself! Whatever that means to you. Yoga pants and an over sized sweater, jeans and a flannel. Feel free to let the kids wear their favorite dinosaur shirt. You want to be comfortable and feel like yourselves.
I put together a few images on a Pinterest board of clothing examples if you'd like to take a look here
What happens after the session?
Within a few days from our session I will post a couple of sneak peek images on social media (if you'd like). I love the peek into your gallery that this provides (and I know how anxious you are to see them as well!) About three weeks after your session, you receive an online password protected gallery to view your digital images.
I would love to chat with you about documenting YOUR story
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