I am a mom to two awesome kiddos (a boy/5 and a girl/7), and a wife to an amazing, patient, organized guy (which is a good thing because you know what they say about us “artistic” people–I kind of drive him nuts). I used to be a first grade teacher in my “former” life. Teaching was food for my soul. I love kids. They are real and completely “what you see is what you get,” and they seem to like me right back, which is always a plus at photo shoots. Photographing children brings me so much joy because looking at the pictures is almost like looking inside of them. It’s who they are.
I like to have fun, be silly, and want your kiddos to leave the photo shoot feeling as though it was a glorified play date (with a funny lady and her big camera). I know that you (or the grandparents) will want a few posed shots, I think everyone needs them, but the candids and family fun moments in between always end up being my favorites. That is why I like a little of both….to make everyone happy! Just give me some beautiful light and the rest is easy. Take a look through my portfolio and get a feel for my style. If you like what you see, we are a good match!
So, that’s just a snippet about me. You will learn much more on the day of our session. Please come to the photoshoot as “you.” Bring whatever is “you” and your family, or your kiddos. Dress them in bright colors (if you/they like that) and just have fun with it! The more relaxed you are…the better the pictures will be.
Don’t be shy to tell me whatever you think I need to know ahead of time.
I am so not beneath using candy as bribery.
I will probably say something about you having stinky feet to make your child laugh, so please don’t take offense.
It’s all good. It’s for great pictures!