We recently spent a wonderful afternoon with my Greensboro family: my youngest brother, his beautiful wife and three handsome boys!
After a delicious lunch and impassioned conversation about world events, we headed to a nearby park to photograph their growing family. Those poor boys were absolute champs, putting up with Aunt Marie chasing them down and posing them when it called for it.
My favorite shots are always the candid ones. I love to mix those in with the group photographs…those moments that are not scripted or planned, per se. Even with the more posed groupings, I do my best to evoke real laughs and emotion, though I may have to act and sound like a lunatic to do it.
It’s so important to make time for family photos. It is worth the effort. We don’t know what the future holds and waiting for the “perfect time” could prove to be a huge mistake. Whether you choose professional photography or just some simple snapshots, exist in photos for your kids!! One day, they will look back and treasure all those beautiful moments, especially the ones with YOU in it. They don’t care what you look like (or think you look like). All they see is Mom and Dad.
All they see is love.