I read a quote by a photographer once that said something along the lines of “I don’t want to photograph strangers.”
This is so true for me. I like to meet new people but I like it even more when the new people aren’t new anymore. The magic for me is when I get to know the families I photograph. I love to capture kiddos as they grow and change over the years. I know it’s so cliche to say this…but I really like becoming friends with my clients. I first photographed this sweet family when Emma was about one year old. Now she has grown so much and and there is a new one year old in the family <3
On an entirely different note, I often suggest to clients that they bring their kiddo’s favorite toy to the shoot. I do this for two reasons. Firstly, because I think it is magical that they will have photos of themselves with the childhood things that made them happy. Secondly, because it is a great thing to pull out and include when the little one needs something that will make them come out of their shell and be more comfortable. In this session my favorite photographs were of Emma and her cape and crown <3
Much Love, Kiana M.
If I had to pick one subject to photograph for the rest of my life it would hands down be mothers and their children. There is just nothing in this world that moves my soul more then motherhood.
My own mom is my best friend. I talk to her on the phone multiple times a day and can’t go a week without seeing her. She is my favorite person to giggle over a glass of wine with and my go to person when any problem arises in my life.
I cherish the photographs from my childhood that I have of the two of us together. There are several in which we are wearing ridiculous outfits that match and the sight of them makes me giggle and fills my heart with warmth.
I hope that the photographs that I create for my clients have this magic for them. That when the small kiddos grow old they will look back at the photos of their mother and smile as big as I do when I see mine.
Mother’s Day certainly falls in the right season. Spring just screams motherhood to me…what with the flowers blooming and new life popping up everywhere. This time of year is a perfect time to exist in photographs with your children <3
Much Love, Kiana M.
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Here are some of my favorite pictures of my mom and I …I love them so very much. However, I would give a lot now to have professional photos of us in my childhood.