Being a documentary style photographer my approach to family shoots is very different.
I do not do studio style shoots as this would just not work with my approach. I love doing family sessions in families homes. It’s just so real and natural to be in your own space. I also do outdoor locations like the beach or one of the many beautiful forests we have.
With this, I love having an activity to do for my families that everyone can enjoy. Something like a pick nick or flying a kite. One of my favorites is baking muffins at home. It can also be just hanging out on the bed with your newborn baby and even falling asleep for a little well-deserved nap (yes this has happened and I loved it!)
Of course, we do want a few photos of the family together saying “cheese” that we can hang on the wall and send to Grandma. I will definitely do a few of those, but these do not take long at all and after being photographed by me for a few minutes already it is much easier.
Documenting real precious moments is just my thing and if you would like me to document some of your family get in touch!