I was asked the other day what my favourite thing to photograph is. While the answer to this question seems to constantly change, after thinking about it for a minute, my answer that day was: kids. Why? Because they are such funny little humans. It’s a lot of fun to photograph them at all ages and it’s a lot of fun to let their personalities show in the resulting images. I also love creating real family portraits. I think that it’s a wonderful thing to capture all of the emotions and expressions that come from the session. If we only photographed the smiles, we would be doing a disservice to each personality. At least, that’s what I believe. When it comes to my family portraits, I am not looking for perfection, I am looking for realness.
Jill is a fellow photographer who has a gorgeous family that includes her husband, five year old daughter and two year old twin sons. In short: they are one awesome family and twins are one of my most favourite things in this world. They recently came to the studio for a family portrait session. While Jill takes a lot of photos of her kids, she is rarely in photos with them and it’s even more rare to get an image with the entire family together. We had a lot of fun at the studio and we had a lot of changes in mood, especially from the boys. (They’re two! And there’s two of them!) This is real life. No family is “perfect” (whatever that means!). No child is smiling and happy all of the time (just like no adult is).