Just a few images today from a recent family session. I had the privilege of photographing this family again a few weeks ago; it was their third time in three years. It’s so important to take pictures of your kids, do it yourself, but hire a professional to make sure you’re in pictures also!
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My little one:
…on the phone…
…in the clothes hamper…
…in my shoes… (all ways to get him to stay in one spot for more than a milli-second!)
…tantrum time, but milk should make it OK.
Photograph your kids! … Or better yet, hire a professional to do it for you!
I’ve seen first hand over the last (almost) two years how fast a little one can change. It’s crazy really. I’ll take a photograph of him one week, then another the next, and there’s a clear difference between the two. He’ll look older in the new image, for sure. And for that reason, I make it a point to try and photograph him all the time, as much as possible. Whether it be on the iPhone, my Digital SLR, or my Fuji x100 point and shoot camera, just making sure I take pictures of him on a regular basis is the key.
I don’t always set up a backdrop like the images above, as a matter of fact, most times I photograph him we’re just playing out in the yard kicking a ball around. But every once in a while, I’ll take the time to schlep all my gear upstairs and set up a nice clean background like this for a simpler shot.
I’m trying to decide now which one to send off to my canvas company to be made into a beautiful wall portrait. Because what good are the pictures if not printed out for everyone to enjoy?
Take pictures of your kids and your family – then PRINT those pictures of your kids and your family, and hang them on the wall. If you think you’ll never get around to taking and printing those type of pictures, call me or another professional photographer to do it for you. I’d be more than happy to help!
I spend a lot of time each year documenting weddings, newly engaged couples, and families. It’s what I do. I have recently noticed that I haven’t yet photographed a couple, NOT recently engaged or married, or NOT with several children just outside the frame pulling them in different directions. Yes, I always remember to take a couple of pictures of mom and dad during family sessions, because I think that it’s important to have at least one great picture of just them without the kids, but the reality of it is, the kids are usually causing trouble nearby and mom and dad struggle to smile for one one-hundredth of a second before Johnny pulls Sally’s hair and she squeals, attracting the worried attention of passers-by.
For all you married couples out there: How many times since your wedding day (how many years ago was that, again?) have you been photographed, professionally, without the kids, for no other reason than to get some updated, professional images of just the two of you?
That’s what I thought. And I’m guilty of the very same thing. (And yes, I plan to do something about that soon)
The Anytime Session is just what you and your significant other need – the weather is on the brink of turning to warmer days, and there’s no time like the present to have your picture taken for no other reasons than the ones stated above. It’s good for the two of you. Make an afternoon out of it: Hire a babysitter and go out for a nice dinner after the session. It’ll be fun. I promise.
The Anytime Session isn’t unlike my engagement sessions. It’s relaxed and casual, not overly posed with cheesy, fake smiles. It’s about the two of you, not your relationship with my camera. Ideally it would take place at a location that’s meaningful to you as a couple, but great sessions can happen just about anywhere.
Whether you’ve been married for just a few years, or you’re pushing a a few decades, call me to schedule your Anytime Session, and finally have some images of the two of you worth putting on the walls!
Just a few images today from a family session a couple weeks back down at Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown, RI. Ben and his family came down from Providence to run around for a bit on an overcast afternoon. We had a fun time kicking the soccer ball around and playing around on the rocks a bit. We beat out the rain and were able to get some great shots of them being a family. These are just a few of my favorites from our time together. Thanks for hanging out a bit, guys!
I love the above image! I think it’d look fantastic as a 20×30″ canvas for over your couch!
I spent some time last week at Goddard Park in East Greenwich photographing this great family. I’ve photographed them once before, so you may recognize them from seeing them on the blog previously. We had a fun time running around the park right around sunset on a pleasant late summer afternoon. The boys collected acorns and blew off some steam exploring some of the open space that Goddard Park has to offer.
These guys really see the importance of documenting their family they grow, not just once, but often. Their kids look so different and have grown so much since the last time we met. They will always have these images of their kids – and I’m sure will treasure them as they grow. So, take pictures or your kids, or better yet – hire someone to take pictures of the whole family!
On a side note, Jake, the father of these ridiculously cute kids, is the talent and hard work behind this blog – drop him a line if you have a need for a well-designed, professional website.