Fall Birthday Session - Edmonton Family Photographer
During the last week of September I photographed a casual at-home family session to celebrate little Leanna's first birthday! I always thought the best place to take photos for young babies are at their home - where they are most familiar with.
I can completely understand that the idea of having a stranger come into your home and point a camera at you for an hour is a pretty daunting thought! I think for 99.9% of us, it's fairly standard to feel uncomfortable in front of the camera or to worry about looking or feeling awkward.
But that is why I LOVE lifestyle family photography so much - because it's not about me and my camera, it's about YOU. Your family. Your relationship with your children. The things that are the most meaningful to YOU at this stage of life right now.
All you guys need to do is be with each other, love each other, look at each other and play with one another and as much as possible, ignore the fact that I'm even there (ok.. so that might be asking a bit much - but I do promise to try and make sessions as PAIN FREE as possible!!). Certainly you don’t need to worry about trying to get your kids to look at me and smile (actually, I really do discourage that, because then we end up with fake/cheesy smiles!!). I might guide you guys occasionally into the best light or try and create situations where I can capture some really beautiful connection between you and your family - but for the most part, I just try to encourage things to happen naturally and authentically.
If you’re considering booking your own in home family photography session, I would really encourage you to have a think about what parts of your families lives right now you never want to forget. I'm not here to capture picture perfect - I’m here to capture your real life.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what you can expect during a family photography session with me or would like to see more of my family photography work, click here to view my portfolio