Get ready! I’m going to start knocking on your door. :)
So, not really…but…I recently finished up a beautiful class taught by Molly Flanagan at the Define School called Visual Storytelling. I’ve always been drawn to what I refer to as the “in-between” image. The photo where no one is looking at the camera and everyone is engrossed in an activity or in playing with each other…or simply that moment before or after a photo where everyone is relaxed and purely themselves. That’s what originally made me fall in love with photography. I love photographing people having fun and enjoying themselves. There is a time an a place for beautiful portrait, but capturing memories and life and love and reality is why I love getting behind my camera. I had a GREAT time taking photos for this class. I focused on my own family and photographing a whole lot of reality in our home. My final project for the course was this story about my little man’s love for his Grandpa. I just feel like photos like these are the ones we are the ones that make us happy and make us reminisce and make us enjoy life a little more too. Just before I took this class, I did an in-home lifestyle session for a friend of mine. We (more like she) planned a few normal activities that their family did together and we photographed them. I wanted to share a few photos from our session to illustrate the type of photos that I want to start taking for you.
In-Home sessions might take a little longer (closer to two hours), but planning is so simple…wear your normal clothes, be your normal self, and do your normal thing. I’m really excited about having these as an option for the steamy hot summer months and freezing cold winter months. This is also going to change the way I do newborn photos — in a big way. Other than the ones I have on the books, I will now be offering newborn sessions as in-home sessions only. I will do a few photos of the baby curled up on a blanket with a cute hat or headband or two, but I want most of the photos to include the family, your home environment, and your normal (ha ha) new baby routine.