Every single one of my photo shoots ends the same way. I tell my client that I think I'm done, I put my camera down and fish the lens cap out of my pocket, and then I see something. A look, a touch, new light. I can't help myself. I'll pick up my camera and take a few more. Then a few more. Then a few more.
Some of my favorite frames have been captured after the first or second time I've tried to end a shoot.
The moments that make me pick up my camera again, and later catch my breath when I'm editing are the ones that highlight movement, light, and connection. In 2016 I allowed myself the freedom to move beyond the idea of capturing the perfect family picture and focused instead on moments that were meaningful to me.
The results are not just images of my clients' families. They are images that tell my clients' stories.
It has been a delight to be invited to tell these stories in 2016. Here are a few of my favorites.
I would love to tell a piece of your story in 2017! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking info.