it’s no secret around here that my favorite thing to capture is true emotion. The images of my own family that I’m drawn to are the ones where we are enjoying one another, laughing and playing around…this captures the true essence of “us” rather than us all sitting still and smiling. So when I’m capturing families I usually work pretty hard to get everyone to feel comfortable enough in front of the camera to let out their emotions and be free to laugh and play, usually the parents are the ones who struggle with this the most!
It’s an absolute JOY for me when I meet a family who allows themselves to be free to be “them” in our photo session and that couldn’t describe the Johnson family more! From the moment the session started they played and laughed and it was even hard for me to take the pictures because I was laughing so hard along with them! Looking back on the photos is no different, a smile comes to my face the same way that it did the day that I was taking pictures and I hope that every family that I get the joy of photographing feels the same way.