I take a simple approach to family photography. I'm not one for stiff posing or awkward smiles. I like movement, real laughter, and lots of love. The best images are created when families show up with zero expectations and go with the flow. Relax, embrace the wind, get a little dirty, laugh, and have loads of fun. Every shoot is unique because every family is unique. Your session is all about YOU and capturing your life exactly how it is on the day of your shoot.
WHERE SHOULD WE SHOOT?
Organic locations work best and ensure the focus is on your family. I like quiet beaches, fields, meadows, creeks, lakes, flowers, tall grass. Not too keen on cityscapes and crowded locations—we frequently end up waiting on passersby to move out of the frame, risking the chance of missing important moments, or there are many distracting elements in the background.
I'm constantly scouting to find the best locations. Once you're booked in, I would be more than happy to give some location recommendations.
WHAT TIME SHOULD WE SHOOT?
As a professional photographer, I am able to shoot in any kind of lighting throughout the day. However, my favorite time to shoot is during golden hour. It's the one hour before sunset. The light then is so soft and so complementing for skin tones. It is the most flattering for your images. There is no squinting and no harsh light from the bright sun to work around. 99% of my clients opt to book for this time of day, but of course we will work around your children's schedules so that everyone is happy!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
The first rule of thumb is to dress like yourself. Wear something you feel awesome and beautiful in. Having said that, there are some tips to follow which can take your images from good to simply ahh-mazing.
+ Neutrals and earthy tones
+ Natural fabrics
+ Flowy and lots of movement
+ 3-4 color palette maximum
- Big patterns
- Bright colors
- Too much white (ivory/cream/beige is a better choice)
- Snug fitting clothes
Here is a link to my Pinterest board to give you some wardrobe inspiration:
I love helping my clients style their sessions, so e-mail me anytime if you want any suggestions or opinions on your outfits. :)
"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment
until it becomes a memory."