Today in Newfields, NH it was close to 80 degrees, the sun was shining and the colors of fall were AMAZING. I just had to find a way to photograph my own children. See, as a NH Children's Photographer, it is VERY difficult to photograph my own kids. I don't have the advantage of having "mom" behind me making funny faces since I AM MOM. Today, I enlisted the help of my babysitter and her boys to help wrangle my 18 month old AND to help make my boys giggle - AND IT WORKED!
I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS IMAGE! It captures the love between my kids and even though they are not looking straight into the camera, there is so much natural feeling. As a lifestyle photographer, it is my goal in all of my sessions to capture the interaction between my subjects and this image has all the "feels" that I was looking for.
All 3 of my kids are full of personality right now. Reilly is my goofy kid who loves to make you laugh. Charlianne is a sassy 18 month old who we refer to as "Beastie" because, well with two older brothers she has to hold her own (that scowl is going to be the death of me when she is 16)! And then there is Conor - my oldest who just adores his siblings. He currently has the goofiest smile and we joke that he looks like a Jack-o-Lantern with all his missing teeth.
I love to "embrace the crazy" in all of my sessions. My biggest advice to parents is to just go with it. If you kid is goofy, I will capture them goofy; if they don't have that "perfect smile", I will capture the imperfections for you to laugh at down the road; and if they are throwing attitude, I can throw it right back and it usually makes them laugh at me. My own kids are no different.
All parents are looking for that "perfect family" photo - I am here to tell you that it doesn't always happen straight out of the camera. Below is an example of two photos that I loved for different reasons and the finished product is a composite of them that I LOVE! This image is DEFINITELY going on the Christmas Card!!! Nailed it!
Charlianne is now 18 months old and has the biggest personality! Daddy says she is loud like her mama and I say she has a scowl like her daddy. The faces in between are a combo of her big brothers. This girl is a hoot!
It was nice to take some time out of my busy fall schedule today to hang out with these three monkeys. I love them to the moon and back!
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