Oh this family was the most fun to shoot. These boys were so full of energy and enthusiasm and chaos...all things that I just love to be around. This session is exactly the reason I don't like to shoot a lot of formal family portraits, because when you have little balls of energy like these boys why would you want to force to them to try and sit still? I want my sessions to be a space for your kids to really be themselves, let loose and have fun. Especially when they're at the age of being totally un-self-conscious and free spirited. All they want to do is run around, have fun and show off and I am certainly not going to stop them. In fact, quite the opposite, I'm totally going to encourage them.
This session unfolded in such a beautiful, natural way. We ended up with a wonderful mix of portraits, documentary captures, group shots and good old candids. There was movement, laughter, energy and so much family love. When your kids are this playful, you know you're going to end up with a heap of fun and playful images. One of my all time favourite sessions for sure, with some of my very favourite images. It was so hard to choose just a handful to feature!
I love it when families don't worry about creating moments for me to photograph. They relax, have fun with their children and let me do the rest. I'll always do my best work that way.