Children, Teens & Families
What a year it has been! I’ve been so fortunate this year and have done more shooting than ever. This year’s review will come in chapters and is going to take us right through to New Year’s Eve!
My children, teens and family business is booming thanks, in part, to my beloved former clients. I don’t advertise family portraiture at all. All of my work comes from word of mouth. I was floored by all the business brought in this year by my beloved clients. I photographed babies of former brides, children of former bridesmaids and siblings of former portrait clients. I was thrilled when former clients called me for gift certificates. They were so happy with their experience and images, they wanted to give that gift to a loved one! I was equally as honored when past portrait clients came back for another year. This was my second and third time photographing some of these families!
I have so much fun photographing children and families! The babies just make me melt. And the toddlers are a blast to chase around an play with. I’ve learned to turn the shoot into one big game and parents love the results! But my favorites are the teens and families. Teens are at a special time in life. They are often insecure and uncomfortable in those awkward years. I love working with them and making then feel comfortable enough to show me their true personalities. It’s the same thing with families. Sensing the family dynamic and each member’s unique personality can turn a simple portrait into something truly special!
Here are some of my very favorite family images from the past year…