As a new mom you can imagine the amount of photos I take of my baby girl and family! Recently I have really taken a liking to capturing Bella in a more natural way. I feel like it’s so important to capture her as she is and doing what she does on her own because those moments are once in a life time! In the process of doing so I have decided to offer this type of photography session known as “Storytelling Family Sessions”. So what exactly does that mean? Well sure we all love the typical portraits where everyone is dressed their best and the location is a nice park or open field and everyone is looking at the camera and smiling. There is nothing wrong with those types of images, I always make sure to take those of my family because it’s nice to have family photos of all of us looking sharp, but with storytelling sessions it’s not about getting ready for the camera and everyone saying cheese it’s about me being a fly on the wall (ok a big fly on the wall haha) during your family time. These sessions can be as simple as me coming by and capturing your cozy Saturday morning routine. Making breakfast together and enjoying your yummy pancakes with the kids, then heading outside to play or work on some art projects even being a lil’ lazy and watching some morning cartoons while mom and dad read the newspaper. It’s those little moments that we don’t always think about documenting but I think they are super special! It shows your family life as is and family interaction that is one of a kind. It can also be me coming along with your family on your adventures to the zoo, museum, park or anything that you love doing together that you want to document and have forever! These sessions are 90% photo-journalistic, meaning I capture the moments as is messy hair, dirty dishes in the sink, kids crying, making a mess with their toys, mom and dad in their pj’s dressing the kids, etc!
Below is a little sample of the feel of these sessions, this is Bella. You don’t see much of her on the blog but this time I wanted to share to give you an idea. Of course these would be better with mom and dad in the photos but that’s the downfall of being the photographer of the household your always behind the lens, I need to buy a remote to useand get in the photos! This was a morning with Bella, i pretty much just let her do her thing 😉 and followed her with the camera.
If you are interested in this type of session for your family please contact me and let me know you want a storytelling family session! I will send you all the details and from there we work together to plan this fun day and make sure we capture your story