For years now, I’ve been encouraging more candid, lifestyle-based shoots, and love how my clients have responded. Before any family session, I chat with the parents about expectations for posing the kiddos (ie. don’t expect them to pose). Instead, we encourage the wild babes to be themselves. We play in the backyard, run on the beach, jump in the leaves, etc.! These storytelling moments are always mixed with a few beautifully posed Christmas-card ready images, giving my clients a lovely mix of true candids and classic portraits. It’s easy to stress about creating perfect family photos with brand new matching outfits, but for most families, that’s not at all true to their daily life, or how their littles will remember their childhood. The images that showcase the soft kisses, tiny hands, and outbursts of laughter (and sometimes attitude) that capture these families in the most genuine way *always* seem to stand out as the favorites from each session. These sweet, over-in-a-blink-of-an-eye years deserve documenting, so let’s get to it!
I’ve been offering these candid afternoon sessions to past clients only, and am happy to announce they are now available to any family wishing to have their own story documented. As a mother myself, these little moments mean more now than they ever have before, and I’m thrilled to be able to capture them for your family to enjoy, for years to come!
Scroll down to see my latest session, with Tinka, Smith, Tessa, Teagan, Jillian & Sean! I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with this crazy little crew, and capture a glimpse of their ever-changing family’s life. We made cookies, played games, drew dinosaurs, read books, twirled spaghetti & snuggled. A simple day at home, now theirs to remember forever.
With four kiddos, I had action at ever turn, and therefore many images to share! This only part one of our blog post; check back shortly for the second half of my time with the Cannan clan!