Family photography doesn’t have to be stressful and it doesn’t have to be boring. You don’t have to pretend and be someone you’re not.
You just have to be YOU. You are enough, your family is enough, your every day is enough.
(And I LOVE when children are being 100% themselves: crying, screaming, laughing, messing and all!)
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!).
Before the session, I was worried about the camera intruding on moments or us feeling pressure to perform for the camera. Instead we forgot you were there as a photographer and we had a lovely family afternoon and you slotted in so well it was as if you had always been part of the family. There was no pressure to perform, behave or pose.
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!
In our busy lives we often feel like we can’t “take it all in”. Mummy guilt kicks in. It’s easier to embrace a new phase when we know the previous one has been captured for us to look back on.