This recent Fall family session was so special to photograph for a multitude of reasons. One reason is because Alison is a former colleague of mine from my teaching days. It is always a thrill and an honor to be able to spend time with my beloved colleagues, many of whom I worked with for over a decade, and document their family memories for them. Secondly, this was Alison's first family portrait session with her beautiful two month old daughter.
Mom dressed the family in a lovely palette of Fall colors that was perfect for our outdoor location. We met at a beautiful park in Massapequa at sunset and chit chatted while I clicked away. Alison later told me that she and her husband both felt at ease during the session, which is always my goal for every portrait session.
The gorgeous baby, who has the most perfect face, was so sweet during the session. Even though it was close to sunset, a time that is typically considered the "witching hour" for most little ones, she barely cried. Mom said she made sure to nap and feed her before the session, so that Miss E was in a great mood; it worked. I just love this family's gallery of images and I can't wait to deliver the completed collection of photos to them.
Family Photos That Capture Connection
I like to center my sessions around capturing authentic moments with my families. To do so, I sometimes have to offer guidance and direction to capture those emotive moments. I find that although much of what I capture is natural, families feel more at ease when they are given a little bit of direction. Another way I capture authentic images is by taking some time to get to know my families and for them to get to know me before the session. I do so by asking each family to complete a questionnaire and then through a phone consultation that is scheduled prior to the session. I want my clients to feel like they are hanging out with a friend for that hour, rather than just a photographer snapping pictures of them. I want the session to feel like a family experience rather than a dreaded chore. If you are interested in a session, contact me.