Family portraits have become a passion of mine. The importance of having even just one in your lifetime is invaluable. Not only is this a documentation of family members in a specific time but it also is a source of unity, a document showing family ties. It provides a reason of importance and worth for all the members. That family portrait on the living room wall provides a sense of security and belonging.
The key is to capture the true essence of the family, not just a group of people posed and smiling. That is what I strive to do for each family that I photograph. Keeping the process simple and stressfree is my goal. Reasurring everyone and making sure each person feels included and part of the event makes all the difference. But most importantly, I focus on a laid back atmosphere and insist that we all just have some fun.