I love storytelling sessions! Capturing authentic moments and using the natural environment instead of props is what my style of photography is all about. For this storytelling session I followed around a sweet little 2 year old at her favorite place, the local library. She explored, played, read books, ate snacks, and more while I followed her capturing what she chose to do.
I just adore this mama so much! I met her through a local MOMS Club and just adore her sweet family. This morning she stopped by for a visit with her kiddos and I couldn’t resist documenting her with her youngest, just 10 weeks old and nothing but smiles and love!
A friend of mine reached out to me yesterday asking if I was available to photograph a family photo session that evening for a dear friend who was about to go through something very difficult. Of course I said “YES” because these sessions from the heart sessions are so dear to me. Photographs are a long term preservation of a sliver of time. You never know what lies ahead on our journey through life so taking the time so get together and capture happiness, love, and family connection is so important.
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed or is currently dealing with a life threatening diagnosis (baby, child, or adult) please contact me! I always set aside session spots every year for these “Sessions from the heart” photo sessions. These sessions are free to my clients and include the photo session and professionally edited high resolution digital images. When families are about to embark on a life changing journey having a memory and photos from a fun evening together are something they can hold on to and cherish forever.
This sweet mother, daughter, and dog family of 3 was the absolute sweetest! As a mom of two young daughters it melts my heart to see other moms and daughters who are so close and these two have the most amazing bond and connection and their lives are filled with love! I know she will be stronger than what she is facing and will come out on the other side of this with so much strength and courage and I just know in my heart that she will healthy again.
The biggest thing for me as a photographer is to make others feel relaxed during their sessions. We walk around to find areas of good light, talk, share stories, laugh (so much laughter!), and even though we enter as strangers we leave as friends.
Each year I take our family photos and this year I wanted to take more than simply a family photo so I brought out my tripod and set the timer and just captured what happened. It is a very different experience photographing your family when you are in front of the camera instead of behind it. I am so use to interacting with my clients and seeing what I am capturing so this was a fun and different challenge. In the end we got some great photos with connection, love, and laughter.