I think one of the best things about photographing families is getting know a bit more about them while I shoot. A vast majority of my clients are from referrals, so most everyone falls into the six degrees of separation category. More times than not, I'm walking into a family I've never met before, and meeting these new families is all part of the fun for me. All-in-all, the families I photograph share a certain connection with each other, and I love trying to bring that out through the images I capture. It's awesome how similar but different everyone is with their families. Being able to learn more about them is truly part of the experience. I learned early on that photography is a way into people lives and hearts, and that's what makes meaningful images. Opening people up in front of a camera is no easy task, and conversation is a damn good start. With all that said, here is an amazing family I got to connect with recently that was a referral. I guess you could call it a "blind referral". Regardless, they all have a love for each other that is so evident, and it was a joy capturing and connecting with them.
PS: If I don't post again before the holiday, I want to wish everyone out there a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend!! I'm so grateful for all the families that have come through my door over the years and the ones still coming through. Being able to capture their connection and love makes my job one of the best out there. It's an awesome ride and I appreciate every minute of it!