You know that these are the people you love most in the world. You would do anything for them. They make you laugh, they make you smile, and sometimes they make you pull out your hair in frustration and exhaustion.
Each day you battle against the clock. You add a bunch more things to your to do list and tick off one or two. You rush through car seat buckles and meal times or homework and hair brushing, and you wonder when life will ever slow down. You tuck them into bed at the end of the day, and wonder when your little baby became so grown up.
Take some time out to really see each other.
THIS is what matters in life.
The way you make each other feel. The way he fits into your lap and fills your heart at the same time. The way her face lights up at your attention, like you are the sun and she's basking in the warmth.
Your photo shoot is a chance to take some time to be completely present in the moment.
Wrap your arms around them. Drink them in. Play, wrestle, tickle, laugh with each other. Look at how much they've grown and what wonderful people they are becoming.
Fall in love all over again
Let us capture how that feels so you can keep the love on your walls and be reminded of it every single day
"And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, "This is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!" And each day, it's up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart, and say, "No. This is what's important."
- Iain Thomas
During your photo shoot
This will be completely different to any posing-awkwardly-in-front-of-the-camera moments you might have had in the past. Don't think of it as a time to force your children to cooperate and to stand self-consciously in front of a camera. That is the complete opposite of how our photo shoots work! Think of it as an opportunity to be totally present in the moment and ENJOY your family. Hug each other. Laugh together. Give them your 100% attention and watch them bask in the love. Take a moment to see how much they have grown and what wonderful people they are becoming.
You don't need to worry about what it all looks like on the other end of the camera - that's my job! I'll give you plenty of guidance when you need it and will help you have fun together with tailor made games and activities that help you be camera perfect, so that you can just focus on each other without having to worry about the rest.
Your photo shoot shouldn't be filled with worry. Let go of all the "What if I look fat? What if my kids won't cooperate? What if I feel too awkward in front of the camera and it shows in the photos?"
Your photo shoot should be FUN!
It's a chance to play together, be together, enjoy each other. I'll take care of the angles and light, and work with your kids to bring out their best.
We want genuine personalities and genuine relationships between you, so your job is just to focus on each other and let that happen.
We have all the experience in knowing exactly what poses work best for different ages and different personalities and different body types. I'll help you get set up in the best positions so that you can just relax and have fun together. I have a whole list of games that will help you interact together in ways that are genuine and fun, while also helping you look your best for the camera.
Seeing your photos and creating your wall art
Expect to laugh out loud, to cry, and to fall head over heels in love with your family all over again.
You've already been through the experience of taking this time out with your family and remembering why you love them so much. Now you get to see all those feelings frozen in time to take you back there every day. If seeing your family's personality and quirks larger than life on the big screen doesn't nearly bring you to tears, then I haven't done my job properly!