August 17, 2022
Photographing families with little ones can be chaotic, but thats exactly what you are documenting — the chaos in whatever form it comes. Editorial photographers inspire me with their way of capturing the raw moments and making time freeze. I channeled my inner Brooke Taelor (if you are a photographer who doesn’t know who she is, go look her up.. she’s insanely talented) for this shoot and I truly love the outcome.
This studio session was at Ivy lane in Norman, Oklahoma. Studios like this are great for minimalist + bright aesthetic with their white walls, light floor, and natural light coming from outside. This young family of 4 wore cool neutral colors to compliment their skin tones and keep the editing feeling natural and true to color. Wearing white in studio spaces is my number one piece of advice. White is truly just second to none. It does not reflect, it is timeless, it looks good with any styles, and it goes with any vibe you could imagine.
So please… when in doubt.. wear the white!!
Truth be told, these parents were a little skeptical if we got any good shots and honestly, I was too. I knew we were getting the raw and the emotions the little ones were giving me, but did we get any smiling ones? For those keeping track below, we got one or two.. but they truly do not even compare to the in-between moments we captured that truly felt like “them”.
Documenting a stage of life is more than those perfectly smiling posed photos you think you want. Instead, capture the little ones burying their face in their moms neck or the grip the have on their dads index finger. Those are the moments that people will look at and feel again. And that is what all us photographers should be trying to do.