I go into the creative planning for family photography sessions in much the same manner that I plan all of my sessions: we first talk purpose/vision and the milestones we want to capture; then we talk about personal sense of style, where clients plan to display and how they will share their final images. Finally, we get into the really fun elements like outfits and location. Family sessions can take place in any number of urban or nature spots around Greater Houston and Pearland. For more than a decade, I’ve been choosing locations that complement the session purpose and overall color scheme of client attire.
And when the expressions and laughs and connections come together with the compositions and the locations and the outfits, it’s a really beautiful thing.
Just like this beautiful boy and his beautiful family. He truly brought his “A” game as we commemorated his first birthday and the standing, clapping, laughing that comes along with this big milestone. He is the absolute light of their lives. And, unlike outfits and locations and home decor, there was no preplanning required on my part surrounding the authentic joy they get from one another. I’m just the lucky girl who got to capture it.
In ways philosophical, metaphorical, physical and oh-so-much-bigger than their family photography session, this is how it all comes together.