When we were little, photo shoots happened in department store studios. Everyone wore matching outfits and smiled at the camera.
Today, there are so many options and I know it can be hard to choose what’s best for your family. Pictures don’t need to be about smiling at the camera – your photographs can be so much more.
As an artist, I love all the unique details of in-home family photography. Here are five reasons why you will love it too.
1. IT’S WHERE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FEEL MOST AT EASE
When you book an in-home session, your family is more likely to feel relaxed resulting in more natural and candid portraits. Yes, I’ll try to guide everyone into a few poses, so I can have everyone in the frame, but the shoot is mostly about you doing you.
You can lay in bed together, read books, play tickle monster, chase the kids around the house, bake cookies, and so many other things. Do what makes your family happy and I will turn your ordinary life together into beautiful photographs.
2. PERSONAL CONNECTION
Your home is where you were making all your memories. Your home is yours. Capturing these moments in your own space can create a deep and personal connection in the photos.
No one else anywhere has a home exactly the same as yours. Each color on your walls, each piece of furniture, the knick knacks, the toys strewn all over the floor – they’re all part of your story. So, what better place could we photograph and tell your story then you’re home?
3. YOU’VE ALREADY GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED
As long as you’ve got one room with good light, that’s all you need! I’m able to get so much variation in one location.
There’s no need to feel frantic while getting everyone ready, fed and out the door for an on-location session. Stay home, and I’ll come to you.
You’ll be relaxed and everything you need will be right there.
4. YOUR PICTURES WILL BE UNIQUE TO YOUR FAMILY
Your home is a reflection of your family’s personality and style.
It’s exciting for me to walk into your house and find the magic. Each space is so different, each family is so unique, and I love to create something for you that no one else can ever duplicate.
5. YOUR KIDDOS (AND HUBBY) CAN TAKE A BREAK!
Sessions are low-pressure and full of play. I in NO WAY expect for your kiddos to be on their best behavior the whole time I’m there. In fact, there aren’t many (if any) sessions where a child hasn’t needed a break.
If your little one or hubby needs space, we can give that to them while I photograph more one-on-one portraits. My goal is to make the picture taking process as easy, fun and relaxed as possible.
In-home family sessions can result in beautiful, heartfelt, and authentic photographs that you’ll treasure for years to come.
Ultimately, the choice of whether to do an in-home family session depends on your family’s preferences, style, and the story you want to tell through your photos. Through years of experience I’ve developed a process that allows you to feel at ease and prepared for your session so when picture day comes you can relax and love on your people.
Curious what an in-home session would look like in your home? Let’s chat!