I get it: being in front of the camera isn’t easy. I don’t have statistics at hand, but I’m pretty sure 75% of mums are in some way self-conscious and 90% of dads need a lot of convincing when it comes to agreeing to a photo session.
When you’re sleep deprived, suffer from water retention or haven’t had the time to see your hairdresser in 10 months, it’s hard to feel “camera ready”. But the truth is, your children don’t see any of that and one day, they will be looking for photographs of their childhood… for photographs of YOU.
You want images that will bring back the feeling of that moment. You want your children to see how you loved them and how hard you worked. You want photographs that will tell the story of real family moments. You want photographs that make you laugh on a bad day and photographs that make you nostalgic realising how much they’ve changed.
You don’t come to me. I’ll come to you and photograph you just the way you are. For shorter sessions, we plan a few activities together, but it can be as simple as playing in the back garden, having lunch or cuddling in bed. No posing, no directing, no cheesy smiles and looking straight at the camera.
That also means no pressure. Toddlers are allowed to run around, have tantrums and get dirty. Everyone wears what they love and be themselves. Even dads end up loving it (I swear!).
Over the moon with the photos from our family session with Johanna. She is unbelievable with kids and got great shots of our toddler. Got the most beautiful album today that we will cherish for years, as well as a gorgeous big canvas and framed print for the wall. We cannot recommend Johanna enough: talented, professional and obviously loves her job!
Johanna came to photograph our family soon after the birth of our daughter this Summer. Her calm and gentle manner put us all at ease and she was particularly good with our boisterous two year old too. The pictures were wonderful and really captured a special moment in time so soon after the new arrival.
I usually hate having photos taken but I felt entirely at ease with Johanna. She was brilliant with my son, & has managed to capture a really precious time in our lives. I’m normally really critical of how I look in photos but am realising as I type that I haven’t done that at all with these photos. I am absolutely thrilled with the photos, & delighted with the professionalism and quality of the service.
The photography session with Johanna was great. All very simple and natural. We went to a place I like and went for a walk. Except that at the end I had those beautiful pictures!