As a family and senior portrait photographer, one thing I value above all else is authenticity. I believe that the key to capturing beautiful, genuine, and timeless photographs is to embrace who you are as a family and to let your true personalities shine through.

For many of us, the idea of a family photoshoot can be intimidating. We may feel pressure to pose perfectly, to look a certain way, or to conform to societal expectations of what a family should look like. But the truth is, these kinds of posed and stiff photographs often fall flat and don't do justice to the unique and wonderful dynamic of each family.

That's why I approach each photoshoot with an emphasis on authenticity. I want to help busy families, like my target clients, capture the magic, joy, and fleeting beauty of their lives as they are right now. I want to give them the gift of seeing the beauty of their stage of life and enjoying it for years to come.

So how do I do this? First and foremost, I take the time to get to know my clients and understand what makes them tick. I listen to their desires and aspirations for their photoshoot and work with them to create the ideal session. I also have an easygoing, humorous, and encouraging attitude that puts everyone at ease and allows for genuine fun and connection to come through in the photographs.

During the photoshoot itself, I guide the session in a way that allows for natural interaction and gives time for everyone to settle in and feel more comfortable. I suggest specific poses and also give more open-ended prompts to allow the organic connection and style of each individual or family to come out. This way, we end up with a balance of posed portraits as well as candid, storytelling shots that truly capture the love and connection of the family.

Ultimately, the key to embracing authenticity in family photography is to let go of the pressure to conform and to simply be yourselves. Trust me, I know firsthand how busy and hectic family life can be, but it's important to take a moment to slow down and appreciate the simple things in life. So why not do it in a way that allows you to freeze those memories and cherish them forever?

If you're a busy family looking to capture and celebrate the beauty, joy, and goodness in the simple things in life through relaxed, genuinely enjoyable photoshoots, I would love to chat with you about how I can help you do just that. My approach is all about empathy, authenticity, and vulnerability, and I believe that these qualities are key to creating truly meaningful and heartfelt images that will bring you joy for years to come. So don't hesitate to reach out and let's start planning a session that will allow you to embrace your authentic selves and capture the magic of your family just as you are.