Emotional Storytelling. The process of sharing facts, which are told with emotions and details.

My goal during your session is to emotionally tell your families story. I want to capture genuine smiles, laughter, and connections between family members. I want to get those sweet detailed shots. Your son grabbing for your hand, his head nestled into your chest, the joy as he chases his brother around.

We won't just sit or stand together in a posed shot trying to get everyone to look at the camera and smile. In fact I plan to get one, maybe two of these shots...then my rule to parents is not to look at my camera unless I ask you to. I want you to interact with your kids, I want everyone always connected and touching, I want to capture that love on film.

We've been locked up at home for two and a half weeks now...so what better to do then create a new website and get caught up on blog posts. I want these posts to be a place for past and potential clients to come and see my work. To get a feel for a gallery, to know what to expect out of their sessions.

Part of what kept me from posting in the past was fear of what to write in these posts...but I think I need to set that aside and just keep up with posting and just say whatever is on my mind.

So here we go...my first blog post on the new website! Enjoy!

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

I had a vision in mind and wanted to test out a new location for sessions. So I asked my gorgeous friend if her family would be my models. I provided the outfits for mom and the kids and we worked together to pull together Dad's outfit. I just love how this session came out.

Outfits are so important, they really make a good photograph phenomenal!

Some tips that always work in photos...

1. moms wear a maxi dress. it always looks good in photos! You can show movement, you can sit, stand be posed without having to worry about exposing yourself!

2. EARTH TONES!! Earth tones are 100% my style, my vibe, what I want to see in images. They will look great hung in your home, they're timeless, and they work well with my editing style.

My favorite colors are mustard, burnt orange, browns, ivories, creams, olive green and burgundy.

3. Layers and textures. Think about different textures, linens, knits, patterns. I love a cardigan for layering for mom and kids, a thin utility jacket or vest for dad, beanies, knee high socks for little girls, suspender, and vests for little boys.

4. Accessories and shoes. Moms throw on some statement rings, think about adding a necklace and fun earrings and a bracelet. Please think about everyones shoes...do not wear sneakers or neon colored shoes...everyone should have nice clean shoes that match their outfits.

5. Last but not least, make up. Add a little more then you normally would. Consider false lashes...they go a long way in photos...I personally always get my hair done and lashes put on before my family sessions.


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