I get asked a lot of I shoot family sessions- and while the answer is yes, I have to say that I really try hard not to approach them in any kind of traditional way. You know, like the old school Olan Mills way. And no, I m not trying to hate on Olan Mills at ALL- I have a picture of MY family when we were growing up that was taken in Olan Mills' studio... and I love it!
So my good friend and fellow photographer Erik Maziarz asked me to shoot his family as he falls victim to the same thing we all do as photographers- we have great shots of our kids and spouses but none of US with our kids and spouses! So I spent the afternoon shooting and getting to know Jen and Caroline, both of whom are the sweetest ladies ever!
We started off snuggling since Caroline was really sleepy... I had to try really really hard to be quiet! So of course I got the giggles and then was freaking out (inside) because I was really loving the shots I was getting but could not shout about them! It was a struggle, but well worth it!
Hands are just so important for me to shoot, I love how Erik and Jen's hands look like they are from the same person almost- as they both snuggle their daughter
Their cats were fantastic accessories!! I love this shot of them all on the couch
Her expression just cracks me up here- as she is pulling her mommy and daddy's fingers :)
One of my very favorites from the day, kind of abstract, but of feet and hands, my favorites- and I like how her feet are in the shape of a heart...
erik and jen, thank so much for having me over, I will be back for more tuna melts :) and coffee and I will bring my matching jammies!!