I'm going to be honest...overly posed family portraits make me want to cry. In fact, I fail to even see the point of them. Why dish out hundreds of dollars to have someone provide you a false memory? Lets face it, it's all an illusion. Those types of photos are not an accurate representation of your family. When I started getting into family portraits my immediate instinct was to "give the people what they wanted", which I thought was stiffly posed portraits that Grandma and Grandpa would love! But as time has gone b,y I've noticed myself unconsciously evolving my workflow so that I try and get those "posey" shots out of the way to have more time for the candid moments with parents and their children. At first I wasn't sure how people would react when they saw that there was only a handful of "grandma" shots in their proofing gallery, but then it dawned on me that the work I post on social media has allowed the type of people who want those sorts of memories to find me, and in turn, for me to find them. The newly famous quote "your vibe attracts your tribe" actually has a lot of truth to it! I feel like I can offer more then just "family photos" now. I feel like I can offer a real memory, a real connection. You cannot deny that when you look at this mothers eyes as she gazes at her children's faces that you don't absorb a true sense of how deeply she loves her babies.
I hope you enjoy watching this beautiful family play in the woods as much as I enjoyed shooting it