The W family contacted me about photos because they feel that they have a hard time smiling for posed shots. They were hoping I could capture some genuine smiles and, you know what, I’m so happy they came to me!
As you all know, my style tends toward lifestyle portrait, which just means I’m a photojournalist for the time we spend together. I capture the crazy-wacky things kids do because that’s who kids are! Sure, I suggest poses, but that’s mostly because we only have 60-90 minutes (not a whole day, for example) and because most parents want at least ONE shot of the whole family together 😛
Anyway, point is, I was psyched to help out the W family because our family is the same way…not so great at posing and we end up looking kind of stiff in photos. Well, I think we broke out of the stiff box. Yay for families that really show off their love! Grace is an absolute JOY of a child – so beautiful and full of light!