Kids & Families
When it comes to photographing kids, I have a very strong philosophy in how to get those authentic smiles - and it's simple, it's all about PLAY. I don't like to force pose them through bribery or have you threaten to take their "treat" away afterwards... those things don't make the experience fun for anyone. I am all about showing authentic personalities, even if you have that one kid that is completely ornery... you'll be able to look back at my photos and remember their exact personality at that stage in their life. To me, that's worth more than the perfectly crafted smile.
So when we meet... don't expect me to get the whole session finished in 15 min., I will come with my imagination and my running shoes. And we will play. I'll be goofy, make funny noises, and let the kid(s) know that I am here for them more than I'm here for you (the parent). I gain rapport with kids really quickly because I speak "kid". (I also speak to dogs pretty well too! LOL).
This is also a time for you to be IN the photos. As they kids grow older, they'll want to look back at photos and see you in the photos with them!! So please don't shy away from the camera... I will always do my best to make sure the final images compliment you. And while we are at it, let's celebrate your anniversaries too. Marriage is hard, and if you've been able to withstand the test of time, you need to reward yourselves with photos of that strength and endurance - another treasure for your kids down the road.
I have a flat fee for kids and family sessions. It covers an hour of my time and 20 digital images that you may share & print.