Family pictures don't have to be stressful people!
The first thing most parents say to me is .... my kids are crazy, I hope they smile nice for their pictures, good luck getting any good portraits of them .... well I am here to tell you YOUR KIDS ARE PERFECT! They are kids, they are going to want to run around and play, they are going to fight you if they can sense you want them to do something. The absolute best pictures I get of kids are ones of them playing.
This series is from a recent beach session on Okaloosa Island and this beauty was having a ball. She was dancing in the wind and I was able to capture her gorgeous blonde hair in motion and her adorable sand covered face.
As parents we need to get out of our own heads. We have these expectations that we need our kids to be calm and cooperative for their pictures. As a photographer I want to shake people and scream - STOP SAYING CHEESE - haha
I really hope that if you spend some time with me at a session you will see that ultimately my goal is to capture the realness of your kids, the warmth of your family, and at the end of the day I want you to have fun!
Head on over to my portfolio to see what I mean. Take a look at the kids faces. They are not all smiling but they are all at ease. They are all comfortable in front of my camera and they are all PERFECT just the way they are.