September 24, 2021
As a family photographer, it comes with the territory that I always capture moments of my family. And of course, I am very lucky that my children allow me to do this, most of the time. There are days when my children just flat-out refuse to cooperate. And on those days, I just put the camera down and enjoy the moment with them.
My son absolutely adores when I get my camera out (it’s worth noting that he’s impossible to get family photos with when it’s someone else behind the camera). He’s always excitedly ready to run out the door to wherever I tell him so that I can capture him being himself. Yesterday was the first day of Fall and for the most part, it felt like it with the weather. So of course, my children found themselves playing in the backyard or well, in our case, the back deck.
The moment he got outside on the deck, he immediately started dancing so, naturally, I started clicking away. This moment doesn’t really last all that long before he’s moving on to something else. The moment he finished, he gave me his goofy laugh and I couldn’t help but laugh with him.
Honestly, even if the moment isn’t perfect, I am going to capture it anyway because life isn’t perfect. There is never a perfect moment or time to do anything. And kids grow so fast that there really isn’t time to waste waiting for the right moment. And this is why I choose the style of photography that I do. I want those imperfect moments that hold more truth and rawness to them than a posed, forced smile at the camera does. And trust me when I say, I’ve had a lot of practice capturing the perfectly imperfect moments with two wild toddlers I like to affectionally refer to as tiny tornadoes. I’d absolutely love to chat! Click the Book Now button below.
Want to try your hand at capture moments like this? Take your children to places like Eckerts and just capture them in the moment picking apples, peaches, or picking out a pumpkin!