Summer is one of my favorite seasons. I spent fifteen years as a teacher so it’s no wonder, right? I’ve been a little conditioned to love it, but since I also enjoy swimming and especially going to the beach, it’s no surprise. Here’s something you may have not considered-summer photos! I know it’s hot. I know we live in Alabama, which means we also have a great deal of humidity; but it is still possible to have an outdoor photo session. I wouldn’t suggest high noon, unless there’s a large body of water involved, but if it’s timed just right, summer sessions are fabulous. Everything is so ALIVE and green. I prefer to photograph either early in the morning or early evening. This time of year, 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. is actually perfect. Just look at the beautiful sunset as the backdrop in many of these.
The Rice family made our family photo session a lot of fun! There was always something to photograph because the kids were allowed to explore. My style is less posed and more documentary when it comes to photographing families, which worked out perfectly with three energetic kids. We had a surprise summer rain shower that was very brief thankfully, and not a huge inconvenience because we were under a large canopy of trees. You may notice a few drops on clothing.
When you schedule your family session, just think of me as an observer. I imagine you’ve looked at my portfolio and gotten a pretty good feel for my style, but I’ve also learned to start each session by letting people know what to expect before they ask, “What should we do?” As a family photographer, I encourage you to play, show affection, and explore together while keeping a physical connection with your family members that communicates your love for one another. It’s really quite simple, what you want to be remembered in photos is what you should do. Or use the Rices as an example and you’ll be just fine.
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These are super beautiful!
Thank you! I’ve known this family a long time; I even photographed the middle child’s birth!