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.