As a Las Vegas family photographer, and a mother of three little boys, I am well aware of how fast time flies - and how much I want to hold on to every moment (even the ones that make me a little crazy). I'm guilty myself of not taking "enough" family photos. Everyone assumes that I must have a million beautiful photos of my boys - and I do (on my iPhone - just like you)!
But when it comes time to really savor the moments with our children, I think that having someone there to document that connection can be such a blessing. I treasure the sessions I've done with my own little ones and I know that I can't ever get those little fingers and toes back. Once the dimples on their sweet knuckles disappear, the next milestones are just on the horizon.
Let me help you freeze time. Even the crazy times. Let's do it.
Family photo time! Dun dun DUNNNNNNNNNN. What do we wear? Will everyone behave? Will I be judging you? (the answer to that is no, I will absolutely NOT be judging you – read on…)
I know. I used to feel like that, too. But then I got over it and realized that making memories is way more important than finding the perfect dress to wear. Some of my favorite photos of my boys are the ones where their faces are dirty, or they just got a terrible haircut, or someone made THAT face. You know - the one that only your child can make. In 20 years, that's what I honestly want to look back on. I don't want to pretend that things are perfect. I want to laugh with you guys, and be silly with you, and snap all those in-between moments. Where one kid walks off set and the other ones laugh about it. It would be my greatest honor to capture these moments for your family.
Families can be difficult for a photographer without experience in the real world. Honestly, before I had kids, I had exactly…no clue. Not a one. I had no patience for crying babies, I didn’t understand the ebb and flow of family dynamics, and I didn’t have much sensitivity for the parents that struggled to get their little ones to “cooperate.” (please note my air quotes around “cooperate”)
Fast-forward several years and my boys (currently ages seven, three and brand new) have taught me that patience is not only a learned skill but one that you hone daily. Family dynamics can change by the minute. “Uncooperative kids” (there go the air quotes again) can almost always be encouraged to play and be silly, and I can shoot from a distance to help them gain confidence in the session. I’m not here to deliver squeaky clean images. But I will sit in the dirt and play Hot Wheels or Harry Potter or act like a duck if it cracks the code. I once even let a little girl put rocks in my boots just because it made her laugh. I definitely won’t judge you for bringing bribes, and I WILL give you images of your family that you will treasure forever and ever. Click below and tell me all about your vision and let’s make it happen!
Booking a family session should be easy. But I know, as a mother and a family photographer, that they are often overwhelming and confusing – and that’s before you even start to select your outfits. My goal is to remove those stressors and make the experience painless and fun – even if you have teenagers! I offer short family sessions (30 minutes!) while still delivering a tremendous number of images for each client. Whether your family has the littlest of babes or college kids, I know with certainty that no one wants to stand around for two hours for a photo shoot. We get in, we have fun, we get out!