I know it’s hard to believe, but not everyone is thrilled to get in front of a camera. This can be especially true for active young boys who have about a million things they’d rather do than sit for a photo session. I recently photographed a friend and her family, and as we prepped for the shoot, she worried out loud that her sons might not be the most cooperative subjects.
One of the challenges–and joys!–of being a family photographer is easing reluctant kids (and sometimes parents!) into the session, making them feel comfortable, helping them open up, and then capturing the unique traits that shine through. Like my friend’s older son’s sweet sensitivity, and her younger son’s precocious, silly side. (more…)
Sweet little Micah brought along a pal to his recent family photo session: lovable Sulley from the movie Monsters, Inc. He was so excited to show him to me, and pose with him, too. Sometimes kids just need a friend with them to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Plus, it’s fun to incorporate pieces of their personality into their pictures.
A few weeks ago I highlighted a moment from a recent family session at beautiful Larz Anderson park in Brookline. As I was thinking more about why I loved this session so much, I realized that although the weather was perfect, the family was so fun and easygoing and the location was sublime, it was the details that made the session so awesome.
This past Sunday, I had a family session at Larz Anderson in Brookline, which is one of my absolute favorite places to shoot! The lines of the stone benches are so fun to work with and the gorgeous greenery makes for one heck of a beautiful backdrop. I thought for sure my Monday Moment this week would somehow be incorporating all the wonderful details of the location. Little did I know, one of my favorite moments would occur halfway down the hill laying in the grass!
When my kids were babies, it used to drive me crazy when a perfect stranger would come up to me and say, “Oh, enjoy it while it lasts…” or “It all goes by so fast!”
Easy for them to say on a full night’s sleep, right?