As a photographer, I want what is best for you, my client. At the end of our session, my goal is to give you my very best body of work – one that will leave you smiling and full of joy. I’m able to give my very best when there is a level of trust and communication between us.
Here’s how you know you can trust me:
- I live where I work. Sligo Creek is my home, which means each time you book a session with me, I’m inviting you to join me in a place I love.
- I have more than 10 years of professional photography experience and since starting my business in 2015, I’ve photographed dozens of families.
- I enjoy working with kiddos and do my best to meet them at their level.
- When it comes to photography, I operate by one philosophy: simple, affordable, fun. You can read more about this driving philosophy here.
See the relationship with your photographer as a partnership
Custom art, which family photography is, is a process that requires communication, collaboration, and teamwork. I’ll help you and your family members with posing, styling, and location and walk you through every step of the family photo process, but I also want to hear from you, too! If, during our session, you have an idea for a pose or activity, speak up! I’m always willing to try new things!
Understand that the first few minutes of the session will probably be awkward – and that's okay
Unless you’re a model or work in film or TV, professional photography is not something most people do every day, and it’s totally normal to feel a little nervous. I’ll work with you and your family every step of the way to get the gorgeous photos you’ve been dreaming of.
I get it – our phones are our keys to the world. But for the hour or so that we spend together, I kindly ask that you live in the moment and just unplug. This will help us communicate better, and allow us to build the trust that is so vital to capturing the best photos possible. Plus, your experience will be better for it.
Professional family photos may not be something you do every day, but that doesn’t mean they’re something you should stress over. Take this time to simply enjoy being with your loved ones. Try to relax and just have fun!
Bonus tip: Use your family photos as home décor
I always encourage clients to ask themselves this question: What will do you with your photos once you have them? If your answer is to post them on Facebook, you may be not getting the most out of your photo session.
When you book a family photo session, you’re doing more than just documenting your family and the connection you all share. You’re also investing in custom art. By printing your photos and displaying them in your home or office, you’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come. Learn more about why printing your images is so important here and how to use your photos as home décor here.