The Mom Series: Family & Generation Sessions
Whether it’s a graduation party, Thanksgiving, or a family reunion, we all have those moments in our life where all of our family gets together and you talk about how awesome it is to have multiple generations in one place. This got us thinking in depth about family photos and generation sessions.
Earlier this year, we started this blog off with the intention of making FAMILY the focus of our business. In some of our recent sessions, we have been able to capture families and generations to document a special moment in their lives.
Lovely mom, business owner, and friend April stopped by the studio for a Mother’s Day Portrait Session. It was truly a joy to see April and her four kids all together. Each child brought their own special flare to the session. And at the end, I had everyone laughing out loud. Olivia the youngest made everyone crack up!
We even captured photos of April’s oldest daughter and her sweet baby girl, and April and her sweet grandbaby. Since our series is focused on mom’s, I had a few questions for April to chat about her favorite photo memories, and advice for new mom’s.
What's your favorite photo memories of your kids?
My favorite photos memories with any of my kids would have to be
1. Their very first brand spanking new photos, usually right in the hospital. Those first raw moments of their lives are priceless to me.
2. Would be photos of them on vacation. We are a pretty busy family and having 2 adult children living out of the home, makes for less time that we are actually all together, but during vacations we are all together and free from the stresses of everyday life and it shows on their faces.
When was the last time you had a portrait taken of you and your kiddos?
The last time I had a portrait with my kids would have been 3 or 4 years ago and we had family photos done for Christmas.
What photo advice would you give new mom's when it comes to showing up in photos with their children?
Keep your expectations low. What I mean is kids are just little people, they have minds all their own and things are probably not going to go as perfectly as you had planned in your mind. Let them have fun with it. Let them be goofy and laugh, your going to get to see their individual personalities shine in the photos, when you refrain from putting a ton of restrictions on them during or leading up to a photo shoot
Kelani, First Grandbaby
This is a picture that I took of my mother in law’s family. This is a truly one of kind photo because all 9 siblings haven’t been in one place for years. We don’t know if there will ever be another opportunity to get a photo of them all together like this. I am so glad I was able to take this photo for my mother-in-law and her family.
Generations are a thing that can often be difficult to capture in a picture because so often we find ourselves or a loved one behind the camera during the holidays or a family event.
The intention of these photos is the creation of a legacy. Something tangible that can be passed down as an heirloom. It is a way of preserving our history and telling our story across time.
Do you have a favorite family photo?
My favorite family photo is a photo of my mom, pregnant with me, my godmother pregnant with my cousin, and my aunt.. all three sister’s in one awesome photo rocking fantastic 80’s style. I love looking at this photo everyone I visit my grandmother.
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