When I first got into photography, my little niece and nephew were my first models. I’ve captured them for years now and every year is more fun than the one before. I realize I’m no longer the cool aunt that I used to be without having to earn it, so I have acquired some seriously sick beatboxing skills to get a smile out of these almost teenagers. I do realize they only laugh because they feel embarrassed for me but a photographer has to do what she has to do to get the shot!
Whenever I photograph families, I make sure to pull parents aside for pics without the kids. A lot of times they haven’t had nice pictures taken of just the two of them since before their little ones were born and I find it so important to make time to capture the relationship between couples being more than just mom and dad.