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What to expect during your family session.

When searching through a photographer's website to see what type of images they create, sometimes it can be hard to tell what a full gallery may look like based on a few featured photographs. I wanted to put together a list of photographs that I work to create during each family session. Because every family is unique and children can be unpredictable, I can't promise we will always get each and every one but even for sessions where things don't go exactly as planned there is a similar rhythm and flow to our sessions. Here we go!

  1. Posed images with everyone looking at the camera.

I know that everyone likes to have at least a few images with everyone looking at the camera so that you can have a more traditional image where you can see everyone's face. I also look to capture moments of emotion and movement where personalities are revealed. Sometimes younger children aren't interested in looking at the camera and that's okay. I want you to focus on enjoying the time together and appreciate these moments. When you look back at these portraits, they will tell your story at how your children were during a specific season in your lives.

2. Photos of parents with each child or all the children

The relationships between each parent and child is so special and this time in your lives as a family has it's own dynamic. You may not be able to pick your child up next year, they may not snuggle with you the same way or they may have a different look they give you. This is a moment to document your relationships as they are today.

3. Siblings all together

As a sister, a mother, and a wife to a husband with many sisters, I know just how special those relationships between siblings can be. There is no one in the world that knows you quite like your siblings.