Truth: family portraits used to be my least favorite thing to photograph. The idea of making kids sit uncomfortably to stage a photo seemed so unnatural to me. And then I changed my whole approach after having a baby of my own! I started to capture families in their natural element, surrounded by all their favorite things, and doing all their everyday activities with each other. And now, I LOVE family portraits!!! I love to come to a family's home, or go on an adventure in nature with them and capture their natural dynamic and love for each other. As a parent I know that these are the moments worth remembering. All the little quirks and intimacies that weave your family story together.
These lovelies in the photo below are the Giusto family. I have gotten to capture their family through several changes and milestones and it is so fun to see them grow in number and love for each other. They wrestled, read, bounced and played...just the way a family ought to!