I could tell right away that these two had been together more than a couple years…the way he looks at her, and cares for her is coated with more years…sure enough, they’ve been together for over 10! They are still babies, about to have a baby! (Or I’m just getting old.) What sweet parents they will be. Congratulations you two! Can’t wait to meet the little man!
Yesterday I was asked again…”What is your passion? What do you really LOVE to photograph?” I was relieved to be asked this again, because for days, for months really, something has been brewing. That something is this: Capturing Family, Motherhood, Marriage, LIFE! When I capture families, I am with them for an hour. In one hour I can see the dynamics of what makes that family tick. The good, the bad, and the Funny. Ha!
I encourage, I listen, I laugh with them, I play with them. I capture them being them. My favorite parts of my family sessions: 5 minutes just spent on moms. Just 5 minutes, and I get these beautiful images of moms.
An image that is only about them, celebrating their strength, their beauty. An image to treasure not just because they are actually IN a photo, but that they were bold enough to let the world see them. I know this may sound a little silly or deep, but these are my favorite. Moms can feel forgotten in all the chaos of life, moms can and WILL put themselves on the back burner EVERY chance they can to see their hubby shine, or their kids have their moment in the spot light. And that’s beauty in itself. But oh the wonders it does to our soul when someone notices us for who we are, what we do, and how beautiful we are – magic happens!
Then, don’t get me started on the 5 minutes, once kids are off and playing, when I get to focus on the couple. When I direct them into flirting, and touching, and enjoying their moment. Some couples have even thanked me for reminding them that it isn’t always about the children. The children came as a result of their love, their intimacy, their dreams. (Well, some kids came a little sooner… lol)
And of corse I can’t tell you how much joy it brings me to capture my client’s kiddo just the way they see them. It may be a posed smile, but it’s genuine, or it may be their typical grumpy face, but it’s sweet anyway. Or my favorite, it may be a photo that makes parent’s jaw drop and they can’t wait to get on the wall! Anyway, FAMILY is my passion. EACH person in that family, no matter what dynamics that family is made up of. If this is what kind of session you are hoping for, call me. 🙂 Or, if this is what you’ve experienced, I’d love any feed back!