Monday, April 4, 2016

A Spring Day Shoot... it's not always roses!

A spring day is a beautiful time for a family shoot. I've been honored to get to record this beautiful family's memories for a number of years through pregnancies, newborns and family lifestyle portraits. I love that others see the advantage of taking the time to do these shoots. It's not a coincidence that I'm a photographer. I love photographs, the memories frozen, the feel of remembering all the moments that make us who we are, not just the individual but the presence of the family that serves as a reminder after we are long gone. So when I get the opportunity to help a family preserve a moment in time, I am ecstatic.

Shoots are rarely perfect for photographer or family, but those moments when they aren't "perfect" are perfect! They are real and unguarded and often are the quintessential representation of that exact moment in time.

 Everyone isn't always smiles. A few years ago, J was not happy and was definitely OVER having his picture taken. If we had waited for him to look at the camera and smile there would be NO pictures that day. This is still one of my favorite family portrait shots. 

We also got some fantastic shots of the whole family. It's real and natural and for me that is what it is all about.

Yesterday we had another awesome shoot. It wasn't perfect but I am in LOVE with these shots. They are unique and genuine and lovely. Thank you to the Cerceo's for allowing me to help record your memories on a regular basis. It's a treasure for me.

Look how they've grown!

I guess the moral is don't get so caught up in the "perfect shot" and instead try to enjoy the time and relish the idea of the memories preserved.

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