Laughter is Key. An Autumn Sunrise Family Portrait Session in Ann Arbor, MI.

March 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

If we've ever spoken about what is the best time to shoot a photography session, you probably know that depends on the time of the year in Michigan.  I'll hands down tell you I love shooting at sunrise or sunset.  The sun rises and sets anywhere from 5am to 8:30AM depending on the season.  The way the light flares behind you at these golden hours  creating contrasting shadows really makes for striking images.  It adds a drama and flare that you simply cannot get in the middle of the day.  That is why when I suggested an sunrise slot for their October mini session, I was super happy when the C Family agreed.  I have two kids and I know how hard it can be to get everyone around on a day you aren't being photographed.  I give the C's an A+ in preparation for an early session.  

The C family is one of those groups of people who move and laugh.  They move with the energy of life, are constantly busy, and bring joy to everything they do.  When I come to a session, I like to go with the energy and flow of a family.  With the C's, that meant letting J kick a soccer ball all over a big yard in  between or during shots, letting P wear her coat as much as possible,  giving dad a job to move coats, and listening to the girl's amazing stories while we found our next setting.  It was a blast!  I enjoyed every single moment of our session.  Especially when I surprised mom and dad with asking them to let me take images of just them.  I do this with every family session.  So many times, as parents it is super easy to put ourselves a couple by the wayside as we watch, help, and grow our children.  I make sure parents don't get left out.  May people f are very surprised, and quickly get comfortable.  For those it isn't natural to take front stage, I have so many tricks to ease the tension from my days of documenting weddings.   I usually get a few laughs like I did with the C's.  

In Joy,
-Becky



 


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