Last night I journeyed out into the winter-ness and attended a networking meeting for small business owners in my town, and as I introduced myself, I talked a bit about my style of shooting. I ended up talking a bit about my style how my goal is always to capture the spirit and personality of my subject. I talked about how much I dreaded picture day when I was a kid, I hated how they’d hold up that corny stuffed animal and try to trick me into laughing. I felt self-conscious. I felt belittled and shy.
Then today I was working more on editing the B family’s photos from last weekend, and there it was again; sometimes (ok almost always) my favorite shots come when we’re taking a “break.” Here we put the teething Andrew into his jumpey thing to chill out and Michael took a break for some goldfish. And yet. They’re being real. This is their life. These are the moments I’m most excited and honored to capture.