atlanta family photographer; Cameron is 2!
It has been so much fun to watch little Cameron grow up. In fact, my first session with this family was as his parents prepared for his arrival two years ago. He is such a sweetheart, with a ton of energy! :-)
Family and kids sessions are all about having fun. At no point did I tell Cameron to sit like this and say "cheese"...just typing those words stresses me out. Instead we explored. He ran, and jumped, and climbed, and ran some more. I followed him, chased him, and played peek a boo with him. We had fun, despite the 90 something degree Atlanta morning in August, and we stopped for water breaks as needed.
This is the type of photography that speaks to me. It is lifestyle photography--somewhere between portraiture and photo-journalism, and it feels authentic to me. I know what it is like to look at posed pictures of my babies vs. authentic amazing moment pictures of them, and the authentic pictures are meaningful to me. They remind me of details I had forgotten, and tiny voices that are gone. Authentic photographs take us back to a time and age that we thought we would never forget!
I do not put a time limit on family photo sessions--usually I let the kids decide when they are done with me. Having an activity planned is a great way to make the session fun. This could be anything from a picnic, to drawing with sidewalk chalk to playing soccer. Whatever your family is into. When everyone is having fun we will get amazing, authentic photos!