Family Photos can be FUN!

Most of us have seen the jokes on social media about the stressful portrait session. We are looking to create an image of ourselves that is “picture perfect” and that is stressful for parents and their kiddos! But family photos can be fun. It’s all in how we approach it. My philosophy is to get to know a family and capture the elements that make them unique.¬† After all, when I fall in love with a portrait of my children it is because their personalities are shining through. I love to create these types of images for families.

brother and sister portrait

A different way for family photos…

Starting with scheduling, I get to know my clients. It starts with the questionnaire. This allows me to get to know your family before I ever pull out my camera. Now, imagine your session starting and me playing with your kids. You tickling your kids and reading books. Your family captured in a way that is beautiful and evocative of your everyday life. My goal is not just to get a good portrait but to take a portrait that connects you to a moment in time and the feelings that flowed within your family at that time. I also always include at least one posed portrait because I want to have something for everyone. After all, every  family photo is different!

There is also no need to worry about what to wear because I provide insight and support in that area too! You can read this article for some basic information!

lifestyle session portrait of mother and her daughter laughing

But where does this magic happen?

We can take photos anywhere you would like to. Some families prefer in home sessions and others want to highlight the beauty around them. Many extended family sessions are best outside in big open spaces where kids can run and play in between their portraits. My studio is also an option for families who need space but would rather a more formal setting. Wherever you choose, I’m here to guide you to a spot that will work well for your family and compliment your dynamic!

family picture with three generations

What does investment in a session look like? I work to keep my pricing affordable for families. You can view my guide here. If you would like a custom quote, feel free to Contact me today to schedule your session!

lifestyle family portraits

Contact me today to schedule your family session!