I’ve been shooting families for a long time. When I bought my first camera in 2012 I shot a lot of families in fact, and every year since I have done a few family sessions here and there for past clients. It’s always fun to see the interactions between family members… but if I’m being honest, a lot of the time I was left wanting more. I had a desire to photograph families differently than everyone else. I wanted my family sessions to be more elevated, to have a sense of dreaminess to them. I wanted more authentic smiles and moments. More connections. More intimacy. More joy. Once I became a mother myself, I longed for it even more and have been working hard for the last year to elevate this side of my business. Something about shooting in your home – where your people are comfortable, and where all your little moments happen – really lit a spark in me, so I decided to take a leap of faith on this session and try it out. Why was this so hard for me, I wondered to myself? I shoot newborn sessions in-home all the time, yet something about shooting a family session inside made me so nervous. I shouldn’t have worried. This sweet family was an absolute dream to work with, and I loved their willingness to go with the flow and let me be creative. This is what I want my family sessions to be about – the little pieces of the story that are often overlooked, the intimacy between a mother and her children, the love found inside a home, the tiny details. I am just over the moon with these images and am looking forward to many more sessions that capture the true joy and warmth that family means to you.
Most photos were shot on Fuji400 film with a Contax 645, and scanned by Photovision.