Families are not always easy to photograph. There are mulitple people you have to worry about looking right, maybe a dog or two, and a lot of personalities! When everyone is happy and smiling and playful it is a rare day- but a great day! Thats how this shoot went- just easy and fun. I was thinking about what made it that way and came up with a few hints that this family did:
They always give full creative power to me. When I asked once if they had any ideas or must have things Brynn answered, “I am not a photographer- do what you do!” The is always empowering to an artist.
Also, they are comfortable with me. I’ve been photographing them since Alex was a peanut. They know the routine, they trust the result and the kids recognize me. It is actually a great thing to have a family photographer that grows with your family. You’ll get much more genuine photos in the long run.