One of my very favorite kinds of sessions I do is Grandparent Sessions. I think I am so in love with this kind of photography because I truly believe I am providing a vital service to families, recording the beautiful connection between the children and grandparents in their lives.
My idea for Grandparent Sessions came from my incredibly close bond with my own grandparents. I love to tell my children stories about my Nana and Papa and my Chickie and Gubby (Don't ask; my oldest sister got to name them!). But I don't have photos to go with those memories. Sure, I have pictures of us standing next to each other. But I don't have the photos that show our time together and our amazing connection.
So I am on a mission to make sure other people don't have that same regret I have. I want the children in your life to have a book of photos to show THEIR children some day that tells the story of their love.
I call my style, "Family Storytelling Photography" for its emphasis on capturing the story of your family.
Family Storytelling Photography
I photograph families in a "Family Storytelling Photography" style. What the heck is that? Well, I'm glad you asked. Some people call it Family Photojournalism. Some call it Documentary Family Photography. The most important distinction is that the focus is on capturing candid and non-posed moments.
I particularly love documenting the beauty in the everyday moments. Whether it's playing in the backyard, doing an activity together, having a meal together, or whatever your family likes to do, I am there to document your time together and provide you with your story in photos. If the grandchildren are little, photographing when the grandparents are babysitting is a perfect situation. Reading books, mealtime, bath time, diaper changes and putting kids down for naps all make for great storytelling moments
My goal is to capture facial expressions, body language, laughter, and even sometimes the occasional tears that tell your complete story. Because right now, at this moment in time, your family has a story to tell. And that story will change very rapidly as the children and grandparents in your life age.
This is not a "posed" photo session. But I am happy to pull everyone together for one posed shot if that is something you want. We only will spend about five minutes on the posed shot. The rest of the time is for me to document the connection between the family members.
Most families love Family Storytelling Sessions. Basically, I am there to photograph the grandparents and grandkids doing what they love to do together. How can that not be a blast?