The third of my “Favorites” series! I am really excited about this group of photos. I absolutely adore family sessions. It is the best way for me to mix up my shooting schedule between weddings and engagement sessions. Family sessions are the only non-wedding related sessions that I don’t limit. There are a few reasons for that and I really want to talk about a few of them here.
Firstly, there is something extra special about documenting a family. Whether they are a young family with toddlers and babies, a family with kids in college, or anything in between it is so important to preserve memories. I love being a part of that process. Sometimes I wish this kind of family portraiture was around and common when I was a kid, but unfortunately, the 90s was all about department store sessions, bowl cuts, and mickey mouse sweatshirts…maybe it’s good we didn’t document that more…
The second thing I love about family sessions is slightly more specific to my style of family sessions. All on location, with natural lighting, and many times activity based. I love capturing the true essence of children in these images as well as the interactions between members of the family. There is something satisfying about ending up with a group of images that is balanced between candid emotive photographs, funny face shots, and ones that I pose more. And don’t forget the “bloopers” that many sessions have.
Posing! Now I love to get creative with engagement posing and with couples, but I have so much fun working with slightly larger groups. There are options for composing shots that simply aren’t possible with two people. Plus, so many cute things happen with kids!
I could honestly go on and on about family sessions but I will cut this off here! On to the gallery (I couldn’t limit it to 50…I TRIED I SWEAR! haha). This gallery contains images of so many wonderful families that I have gotten to know in the last few years. I also included 2 anniversary sessions I have done with former wedding clients, they are after all a new family!
So please, leave these wondrous people some love and share away with anyone who might want to set up a spring session! I am itching for some family sessions after all this talk about them!
One more thing: I am running a deal that expires on March 15th! If you have been interested in booking any kind of session with me and you book/pay by March 15th, you get 10% off! Email asap to talk details!
– Anne Victoria
Watching: Captain America. Like the nerd I am.
Drinking: Tea! Trying SO hard to cut back on caffeine…
On deck: Annie & Bob’s wedding will be blogged on Friday! And the last two installments of my Favorites series within the week.