They’re the heartbeat of my business, the piece of life outside of my own family that brings me the most joy. Witnessing your everyday and your beautiful connections is something that truly fills me up.
These sessions aren’t your typical family photoshoot. They’re low-key and simple. We typically start at your home (but if you’d rather not, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a slow flow session), where the children are most comfortable and the mess is welcome. I love starting with photos at home because the life you’re giving your children in their home – their warm, safe place, holds such a special weight as they grow up. The kids will likely show me their rooms and their favorite pieces of artwork. They’ll probably show me their little collections of trinkets they keep by their bed and their favorite toys in the playroom. In their natural environment, they open up quickly and love sharing their lives with me. What they don’t know, is what a gift it is to me to be able to witness. ✨
We’ll roam around and fall into your easy flow of playfulness, vulnerability, and joy. Typically, these sessions are a full morning or full evening. We can swing on the front porch, visit the garden, or go on a neighborhood walk. We can even venture out to a nearby park to go on a hike or play in the creek. Usually, a meal is shared together – maybe it’s a pizza picnic or a simple bowl of cereal. Maybe it’s your family’s favorite recipe or food harvested from your garden. Or maybe grab donuts and walk around town in the morning.
There’s always space – space to explore the complexity of family life, the inner workings of relationships, and the honest way you live your lives together as a family. There’s space to fall into boredom (some of my favorite photographs are from times when everyone felt a bit bored), and space to turn yourself off.
Anything goes, except one thing. Except lots of posing.
There’s no pressure to perform (for real). Sure, I might have you do something a little fun in one of those dreamy pockets of light every now and then and I’ll get everyone smiling at the camera some, too, but overall, it’s just lots of memory making that feels like your day-to-day, wild + adventurous, or homebody lives in this season. The purpose is to document the very life you’re living. These days are fleeting and the next ones will be just as sweet, but slow flow sessions are about savoring and hanging on to the days days you’re living right now.
With a bit of a nostalgic vibe full of wild & wacky play, messy moments + sweet moments, and quiet surrender, your gallery will be a gift full of feeling.
I can’t wait to create with you.
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