My favorite thing EVER as an Ottawa Family Photographer is when I get to see clients come back to me time after time. This family is one of the first families I ever photographed professionally. They came to me via word of mouth from one of my other long-time clients. Basically I’ve been photographing them since their oldest daughter Valerie was less than a year old. I just love watching my clients grow up! It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I opened my business…but Valerie started school this year…so now I officially feel old 😉
Since the last time I photographed them there’s been a new addition to the family – the adorable baby Veronique! She’s almost a year old now and I was told she has just recently taken some of her first steps! I have a sneaking suspicion that the next time I photograph this family I’ll be chasing her down and running a little faster to get the good photos 😉
I am ALL about taking ‘series shots’ right now. I’ve noticed in most of my recent family sessions that I will often photograph a child more than once in the same pose. I am always looking for, or creating situations where I can catch them reacting in laughter to something going on around them. I think photos like this are SO much fun and I envision them on the wall of a client’s home hung side by side, either as framed prints or canvases. I think what I love so much about taking a series of photos is that they tell a story when displayed together. They show just that little bit more of a child’s personality than what one of the images may say on it’s own.
In general, I believe that this is the direction my work is headed. Rather than setting things up for photo after photo, I really want to create an experience for my clients. Pose them in a comfortable way, but really encourage them to interact with each other while I look for the genuine moments within that and capture them. I’m happy that this session turned out how I envisioned, and I look forward to seeing this technique continue to evolve with each family I have the pleasure of working with going forward 🙂
As always, a big, HUGE thank you to Luc, Maryse, Valerie and Veronique for asking me once again to photograph your beautiful family! It’s an honour and a pleasure for me to be able to watch your family and your girls grow. xo
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! I’d love to capture some fun, unique memories with your family this Fall!
Firstly, I must apologize! I’m soooo behind on my blogging! I’m hoping to get caught up with past sessions over the next few days/week though so be sure to check back for lots more family sessions!
What a super fun time it was at the Arboretum here in Ottawa with the Kirke family! What I thought was neat was that they had visited the Arboretum prior to getting together with me for their photos and the girls had pre-scouted the area for things that they loved. They knew where all of the nice spots were, including the trees perfect for climbing! Of course, they were MORE than eager to show me what they liked and in the case of Margaret (the youngest of the two) she was MORE than happy to show me exactly how she liked to pose. 😉 It was a lot of fun, and what made it even better was the addition of their 5 month old Goldendoodle named Hugo. Hugo is definitely up there with one of the most beautiful dogs I’ve ever photographed!
Thanks so much Kirke family for choosing me to capture the fun on this afternoon with the four of you and Hugo! I hope you guys enjoyed yourselves as much as I did and I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to work together again in the future!
If you had been thinking about booking a fall family photo session with Ottawa Family Photographer, Danielle Lynn Photography – now is the time!! With only a few dates left for the remainder of the season I encourage you to contact me today to avoid disappointment!