As you scroll through the hundreds of images on this site, I hope you'll start to see one thing that stands out... that one thing is the common bond that we all have in expressing the love we have for those closest to us!
It really doesn't matter what it is I am photographing, they all evoke the same feeling inside of me. One of the greatest challenges for me is the necessity to figure out who you are, what makes you tick and then how to pull that from you in an image. I want you to feel something when you look at the images I capture. Of course if I am photographing your newborn, I want the image to instantly make you remember holding that tiny little baby, remember what it felt like to cuddle up in your arms, or that they fit in the palm of your hand.
If I am outside capturing your family - I don't want you to just see everyone looking at the camera, I want you to remember how much fun we had, the laughter and silly things we did... which resulted in everyone genuinely looking happy and right at me! I want the images of your kids to be the faces you remember looking back at you each day - their silly little expressions and reflection of who they really are.
Perhaps it's your wedding day!!! One of the most important days that people have photographed and all I want is for you to forget that I'm even there. I want you to enjoy each other and all the special people you've envied to be around you on the day. I will help direct you to an idea I have, but then just let you be you... laugh, talk and love every moment together. The images should reflect your day - not just the perfect pose.
This isn't just a job for me... this is who I am. I love connecting with people and envisioning what that looks like in a lasting memory through a camera, it truly is an extension of who I am.
One thing you're guaranteed during our session is that you're going to see me laugh and enjoy every minute. I am excited for the opportunity to meet you and your family and hope to chat soon!
It was so fun to snuggle in with this little dude last week!! When they all arrived at the studio we talked about what was most important to capture. Not everyone wants to use all the props and that’s totally fine with me! This family wanted to capture more candid moments of their new bond and of course a few of their precious young man.
I hope you enjoy a different style to a newborn session; I sure did!
I would never judge someone who decided to bottle feed – but there is something to be said about the bond that is created between baby and mother in those first days of life as you nurse. This bond only grows and the time spent nursing is often some of my fondest memories. It is time alone with my little one and time that all you have to do is stare down and enjoy every little movement your baby makes. Watch their eyes roll around, there little cheeks going and of course their little fingers that always seem to find something to hold on to. These are the things I remember.
Many of the above memories I have are part of what made this mom want to capture it. It was also the fact that this was her third baby and only baby who she has successfully breastfed for longer then just a few weeks. This was a big accomplishment for them and something she so deeply wanted.
I really loved watching the bond between them. The giggles and looks that seem to see right through to each other’s hearts.
I hope to be posting more of these down the road! I wish I had something like it with each of my babies!!
I’ll never get tired of saying this… your photo session should be FUN not stressful! So many times I hear at the start of session that the mom is stressed. That they want these photos to be perfect, that they mean so much.
My instant response is to stop. Don’t worry… have fun with your kids, play and be silly. Enjoy the hour or so that we’ll spend together and just be together. The photos will reflect that and you will love them.
So here I am, posting photos these photos, knowing that when we started the session their youngest was sleepy and just wanted to cuddle – wanted nothing to do with me… and this is what we got
If you are one of those people who think they will never get great photos of their kids… that all these other families are lucky – just give it a try. Be fun, be silly and enjoy your family. I promise I will get something you love!
Little Georgia arrived a little sooner then her ‘planned’ due date. I was meant to come and capture her arrival, but timing simply didn’t work out. So instead, during our newborn photo session, I captured a little video as well! There are so many little things our babies do as newborns that you never want to forget. All the little smiles, rolling eyes, hiccups and of course spit ups I just love all the little looks they give!