Story is what connects families, builds relationships, provides a sense of belonging. It's the magic that brings a smile to your face, and resurfaces memories at risk of being forgotten.
Each aspect of your story is unique, and should be intentionally represented in your portraits.
Scroll down to see how one family's story is intentionally woven into their portraits.
We chose a location sentimental to everyone. During warmer weather, the whole family explored and played along the riverbank and in a nearby field. We took portraits on the old rustic bridge and along the same river’s edge.
From enthusiasm, sympathy, inquisitiveness, and tenacity - each child had their own personality, and I looked for these moments in our time together.
Mom mentioned how much she loved sunflowers. She grew up planting them every year and had fond memories of the beautiful blooms. In a variety of ways, she felt the happy, joyful flower mirrored her own life.
Each of her daughter's outfits incorporated a sunflower motif.
We designed their portrait wardrobe to echo the yellow and cream of sunflowers against a blue sky. The casual style blended with their home’s rustic farmhouse decor.
Mom told me she loved candid portraits, and I came prepared with goofy games to play. The kids joined in adding their own variations.
This is their best "goofy elephant" pose.