My neighbors, who also happen to by my friends and clients, joined me on the beach in Galveston on Memorial Day. I wasn’t worried about the crowds, because we were going so early in the day. Turns out I should’ve been worried about the crowds AND the massive amount of seaweed that had washed onshore. We quickly scrapped our plans for an end-of-the-session-water-fun idea and made our way to the deserted, non-swimming side of East Beach where we took advantage of gorgeous blue skies and small sand dunes.
Where I saw small sand dunes, the little people in our party saw adventure and they used their creative minds to verbally detail the scene that lay before us. The adults in the party may have given each other a raised eyebrow, but we all made it work. It was obvious the little people were not going to leave their adventure to sit with the big people for any type of posed shots, so I brought the shots to them using the adventure.
The best part about going along with the adventure? It can bring the little kid inside of you out in a way that reminds you what simple happiness feels like. It allows you, as an adult, the opportunity to play. Lenore Terr, M.D. says play is an opening to our very being. What better way to capture the REAL child than through letting them play rather than sitting in one place while you, as the photographer, make funny noises to get them to look at you?
This family session, this essentially spontaneous family session, shows each person the way they are. It shows them being REAL. And it shows their story.
Want to discover how your family looks when you’re on an adventure? Or want to feel the simple happiness that comes from playing during a session? Contact me and we’ll get started on ideas for YOUR SESSION today!
Family sessions are a ton of fun and I always post a Backstage look on Instagram. I also post sneak peeks on Facebook, so follow me if you want to see the latest images. Client slideshow videos can be seen on Vimeo and are added to orders on a custom DVD.