One of my favorite things about my job as a family portrait photographer is getting to know families, especially when they come back for repeat sessions. I photographed this beautiful family around this time last year and just loved getting to know these three beautiful sisters, so I was so excited to see them again this year.
Last year I wrote: “They are totally my happy place. So much energy, and wonder and joy. They were just perfect.” I would say exactly the same thing about our session this year. Only one thing was different…
Last year for their session, I wrote about how important it is to tell me if one of your children is particularly shy before the session. That lets me know that I need to maybe approach that child a little differently and give her time to warm up to me.
But you know what’s great about being able to see client again and again? This time, the children remembered me, and they knew that the session wouldn’t be scary or boring. They came into it knowing we’d play and have fun. This makes it especially easier for kids who may be a little shy. Knowing me coming it to it, they feel more at ease and have an easier time getting into the session.
And I got the chance to see how much they’d grown over the year, and hear about their new interests and what brings them joy. (New Harry Potter fans are the BEST.)