Boston Family Photographer
I’ve been a Boston family photographer for almost eight years and have worked with so many children and families of all types, shapes, sizes, colors and personalities. Although my clients vary widely, I would say there are definitely a few questions that are commonly asked and I find there are some misconceptions out there about hiring a photographer to take your family photos. I wrote this blog post to bust those myths!!
Myth #1: It’s going to take forever
Not true! Kids’ attention spans are really only about 45 minutes long. I work very fast and can usually get everything I need in this amount of time. Occasionally we are having so much fun we decide to keep going, but you do not need to block off your whole morning or your whole afternoon for me!
Myth #2: It’s going to be boring
Wrong again! We’ll chat before your session to figure out the location that makes the most sense for your family. Sometimes a session at home is best if your children feel most comfortable there. I can suggest lots of beautiful places in the area as well. But either way, the session will be more like hanging out with a friend who happens to have her really nice camera with her than a stuffy uptight posed photo shoot.
Myth #3: It’s going to involve a lot of awkward posing and saying cheese
Nope nope nope! In fact, the opposite is true. We will walk, hang out, play, run around and basically do everything except pose and say cheese. I will guide you and help you look your best and maybe take ONE or TWO photos of the whole family smiling at the camera but other than that, you can relax and be yourself. I’ll take care of the rest!
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…)
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?