I always write about how I strive to get connection in my photos. In fact, capturing real emotion and pure connection is what fuels my passion for photography. When I photograph my clients, we are strangers when we start our session and I feel like I get to know them through the process of taking and editing their photos. So when I photograph people I know, it’s a little bit different for me. Instead of getting to know them through my photos, I already know them and their personalities when we start. Then, when I take their photos, I absolutely adore getting to see their personalities shine in what I capture with my camera.
I know these two families because my daughter has been in preschool for the past two years with the middle son from the all boy group and the oldest son who has two sisters. I can’t even begin to tell you how incredible their school and their teacher has been. All of the parents are really involved and I am so fortunate to have made such good friends with the other families. I always refer to them as “my mommy friends”. These two families are no exception. Get this – the moms are sisters and the dads are brothers. How easy does that make holidays with the in-laws? They aren’t the only families that I know that have done this. Pure genius, I tell you.
Anyway, I already knew everyone’s personalities. I knew their smiles. I know how they bat their eyelashes to make the other moms swoon. I’ve seen them play and fight and joke around and be bashful. Knowing all of that made it so much more fun to capture the emotion, their personalities, and connect with them through my camera.
I just adore this photo. This captured their personalities that morning exactly. I love it when my camera is able to freeze a feeling like that.
Here are both sets of kids. Cousins.
The two sisters and two brothers.
You know I love my walking shots.
If only I were 6 years old again. I’d be chasing this little guy all over the playground.
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