Each time a family contracts me for a family photo session I feel utterly grateful. It is true I provide an excellent service and I charge for the service accordingly.
But something else is provoking this feeling of gratefulness. It is the trust the parents put in me.
A happy and united family is the greatest value of all. Children are such delicate creatures. They must feel apprehension when they show up for the photo session and an unknown person is telling them to smile to the camera (mind you, I never say that :-)).
An average full service family photo session with me with a change of attire is around 2 hours, it depends on the number of children. I try to be as quick as possible for the children not to get tired, but I also attach a lot of significance to developing a dialogue with them, so that nothing that I do, feels strange to them. I want them to treat me as an ally, somebody they spend an amusing moment of their life with.
If they are open to me during the session, they will listen to me and cooperate – that’s all I want. I do not pose children in my photo sessions, but I do like to instruct them on what to do. That way, instructed correctly, their posing will be so much more natural and will reflect their own personalities.
If my little clients kiss me goodbye at the end of the session, that’s very rewarding. I need to know they had a good time during the session, and they always do. Because having precious memories printed is extremely important (that’s all you’ll have when your children grow up), but remembering how your felt during the session is equally important.
So let me take you for a beautiful journey in search of your family memories – contact with me to have more information.
In the meantime – enjoy images of this amazing Family of 6 that put their trust in me.