“We stink at being natural in front of the camera……we were not born models. So we may be a bit of a challenge!”
That was included in one of the first email messages I got from this family when we started talking about scheduling a photo session. I know this feeling. I know how it can feel awkward and forced. I also know the feeling of being really comfortable with a photographer, so comfortable that you forget they’re there and you just enjoy your family.
One of the things I try to do with my subjects, whether they’re kids or grown-ups, is to do my best to make them feel comfortable with me. That’s when my camera catches those natural smiles. That’s when my camera begins to tell the story of their family. It’s not about looking a certain way. It’s not about having a specific body type or style. It’s about being you. It’s about trusting your photographer to really “see” you.
SESSION DETAILS – Family PORTRAIT SESSION
SESSION TYPE: Portrait Session
SUBJECTS: Family- mom, dad, big sister, little brother
LOCATION: SEWICKLEY, PITTSBURGH
So this family, like many other families that I’ve worked with, learned first hand that I don’t photograph models but I do photograph real people, real families, and you can see, they often end up looking like models but more important then that, you can see the love in that family.
And we had to include the fifth special member of this family. Yes, Wrigley was very relaxed with the camera and made sure to show us his best side.
and one final family shot…
So when it was done, what did this family think of our session together?
“This was by far the easiest most stress-free session we have ever had!” and “We absolutely LOVE the pictures you captured of our family. So many of them truly represent the family we are….a little crazy, super silly, and totally in love. I cannot thank you enough for making this moment in time, permanent.”
Statements like that just fill my heart. That’s why I do this. That’s why I love this business. So, are you ready to schedule your photo session?