When I was 10, I picked up a camera for the first time and who did I capture? My family and friends. The people who meant the most to me. I printed every single photo I took and I cherish them now. In fact, they’re more important now than they were when I took them. It preserved a moment in time. Memories that I wouldn’t have kept had it not been for those photos.
This is why I love photographing families now.
Having two kids of my own, I understand how important it is to document your family. Especially now. Today we have the ability to share our photos through social media in an instant. We share because it makes us happy. And happiness is infectious. But what happens when that moment is gone. I try to remind families that at the end of the day, their photos are for them, first and foremost. They should represent who YOU are as a family. They should embody soul. And they should be printed. When I work with families, the goal is to have fun; to forget that we’re even taking photos. I want the kids I photograph to feel like themselves, so trust is a huge factor in what I do. Trust is a beautiful thing. And what comes of it by way of the experience cannot be beat. You will have this experience (and the photos we share) for the rest of your life. It will only become more valuable with time.