Okay, so this all sounds great and you get it. Now the "BUT'S"...
- "Mom doesn't feel confident in-front of the camera right now": Mommas if you're reading this, I will be honest with you and tell you that not once did I feel like I was camera ready. I had either just given birth or I was in a crazy, exhausting phase of parenthood. But I knew how important these sessions were so I always push to have these done. I have yet to regret a single one. Do not let a little insecurity stop you from getting into the frame with your family because I know we all have a little bit of it. I totally feel you!
- "It's just too stressful to get the whole family onboard and happy for photos": I totally get it. I have two toddlers and the idea is a little stressful. But like I said, it has always been worth it and if you take the time to plan ahead and prepare, it shouldn't be as stressful as you imagine. As a photographer, I love to get involved and help with every step. From planning outfits, finding the perfect location, to covering all of your concerns. I'm here to make this a fun experience for the whole family!
- "My spouse or kids hate smiling and hate having their photos taken": I hear this so often but I've also never had someone not enjoy being inside the frame. Before the session starts, I usually tell parents to tell their kids that they're having a play date with me. We'll create games, maybe sing and dance to help loosen up everyone's nerves. From there it's all about connections and emotions. Not about the perfect smile or looking at the camera. The focus will be on having fun and using our senses to stay connected with each other.