I could go on and on about how much experience I have or how many families I have photographed over the years but the answer is really simple; I love my job. Not only do I love being your photographer but I also love being a mama.
Your threenager decided she wants to wear her ballet outfit to family photos?
I don't want to be just "the photographer lady", I want to be your friend. I want to capture your love story because I genuinely care about you and your amazing family.
I always talk about how I love love stories and I love to photograph them. Most people only think about weddings and engagement sessions when they hear love story. I think about so much more than that.
All parents say that to non-parents. "You think you love your husband, but you have no idea what love is until you have a baby." I used to scoff at this statement. I totally love my husband, I KNOW what love is. Gosh, was I wrong.
Only, I wasn't entirely wrong. All I discovered was there was this new, indescribable love that I never knew existed. And it is life changing.
That is a love story that I will forever be infatuated with. From the moment you find out you are pregnant, to the day they graduate from high school,
I am a family photographer because I live for those moments.
Your toddler is shy and anxious around strangers?
Dad isn't the biggest fan of family photos and doesn't understand why we have to do this?
1. We will all laugh. It may be because someone said or did something funny, but usually because I end up tripping over something or stepping in something (yes, gross) or saying the exact opposite of what I am thinking in my head, which gets confusing but regardless Laughter usually always shows up at my sessions.
2. I will call "you" by the wrong name. I know I should remember and I even practice, but names are just not my thing. I will most likely refer to you as "mom" or "dad" throughout the entire shoot!
3. We will create images that you can look back on and smile at. Images that you will love hanging on your walls or putting in an album on your coffee table.