I was doing some archive maintenance tonight and found myself browsing through some of last year’s sessions. My poor blog was so neglected last year, and I had so many sessions I wanted to share and then let time run away from me. Shame on me!
So, I thought … why not share them now? After all, isn’t fun to look back and see just how much our kids can change in a year? This is one of the sweet families I photographed last Fall. I loved this session for so many reasons. First and foremost, the kids are absolutely adorable! I’m a sucker for blue eyes and those to-die-for curls! I also loved the wardrobe Mom picked out. Don’t be scared to go with bold, bright colors for your portrait session wardrobe. The red and gold work perfectly with the Fall colors, and they look fabulous on a holiday card!
Lastly, my clients know that I always encourage Mom and Dad to pose together for a few images. Time and time again I hear, “We haven’t had a photo together since our wedding!” One parent is usually behind the camera, and the camera is usually pointed at the kids, and before we know it, years have passed. Our kids feel loved and secure when they know Mom and Dad are devoted to one another, and displaying your portrait together in your home reinforces that message for them. And trust me, when they are 35, they will probably cherish that image of you two more than any photo of themselves! So Mom and Dad, be prepared … I’m going to turn my camera on you! I think you’ll thank me later.