I have revealed the above fairly terrible photograph of myself and my son to illustrate a point. And that point is that the above photograph is one of the best I have of myself with my kids and one of just a handful.
I, like most women I believe, am the main photographer of the family. I have tons of beautiful photos of my children, my husband with my children and the rest of the family. But the photos of me are very few and very grim.
I think you get the point.
When my children look back at photos of their mother I’m so sad to say that all they are going to see are a few blurry shots of a tired mom from awkward angles and with bad colour.
I think it’s important to include EVERYONE in family photos. And I think it’s also important not to just have photos of mom smiling holding baby but photos that show her playing with her kids, cuddles and doing other mom things. The little things from everyday. Those are the things I want to remember. Me being a mom and hanging out with my kids.
This time while our kids are young only happens once and despite how crazy my own kiddos are I am starting to realize this time of crazy cuddles will someday be less frequent. I want to remember that time and have some photos of ME in those cuddly photos.
My aim with a lifestyle photography session is to provide you with the story of your life as it is right now. This includes you playing with your children, giggling on the couch, snuggling on the bed and your kids just being kids. Within that I aim to capture real, authentic portraits that reflect who you really are as a family. In order to get to know you and your family I always ask for a questionnaire to find out what is important to you right now and what you want to capture.
Interested? I am keeping my rate at $195 until my business fully launches this spring. This is $100 off the regular $295 session fee with the intention that you allow me to use your photos for use in my portfolio.
Email me for details about where photo shoots may take place, my rate if you do not want your photos included in my online portfolio or my availability. I can’t wait to meet you and your family. More information can also be found here.