Happy New Year!

Well it is officially 2017 – a brand new year!! How wonderful is that? Yes, another year to photograph new things, places and people. I rarely make resolutions because I think we should try and change or better ourselves all year round. However, this year I am making the exception of starting a resolution on January and that is to blog more. I want to share more and let you all get to know me.

First thing I want to share is that I feel your pain when your session doesn’t go perfect. I have a 13 year old who is over the “let’s take photos of you” phase on top of also insisting to dye his hair blonde during wrestling season and an 8 year old who on a good day takes lovely photos looking oh so pretty and on bad days cries and screams that she doesn’t want to do it (even after telling me she would).

I am also a wife who begs the handsome man she married to cooperate with me in family portraits (he is not fond of photos despite being rather good looking). So I feel your pain when husbands at the last minute say never mind I don’t want to do it or when kids go crazy mid session and aren’t having it. It happens, I understand and again feel your pain. All’s not lost though, there is always a way to get a little one to come around (trust me I have done almost everything) or a husband to feel comfortable – I vow never to pose him in a cheesy way or make him stand a certain way.

I aim to make you all feel comfortable with direction but not posing you. Your images should be you and your best not a weirdly posed or over edited you (I mean Photoshop can be overdone). So don’t feel bad when your little one throws a tantrum, it has and will happen again. Don’t be upset if the family session ends up being you and the kids (I have done that when the Mr said no way baby girl I don’t want to do it). Speaking of which, I came up with a great way to get my way when it comes to images – I make family photos a Christmas present. Then no one can say no. Sneaky I know! 😉

Until next time!





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