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tidbits of magic: go with the flow

one of the ways i am most excited to celebrate this milestone month in my business is by sharing fifteen of the most valuable lessons i’ve learned in my fifteen years as a photographer. fifteen tidbits of magic, if you will.

when it comes to kids and photo sessions, this one is essential:

go with the flow.

let kids be kids. play games. eat snacks. throw rocks. roll down hills…

nobody wants to just sit around and smile at a camera all evening, and honestly, there’s not much i want less from you.

i’d much rather follow your families’ lead and photograph your kids’ antics, listen to your laughter, and watch your little ones interact with the people they admire most in the world. (hint: that’s you.)

our time together is about so much more than just creating art for your walls. it’s about slowing down for a couple of hours, finding the magic, and creating an experience worth remembering.

so let’s think about what your family has the most fun doing, spend an evening doing some of that, and come away at the end with new family memories AND beautiful images that will only get more valuable as time passes.

i would so love to make a family photo session a highlight of your year this year 🤍✨

my 15th anniversary sale pricing is on until june 15 — if you’re thinking about a session in 2021, hit the contact button above and email me for all of the details!

tidbits of magic: there’s no perfect time for a photo session

one of the ways i am most excited to celebrate this milestone month in my business is by sharing fifteen of the most valuable lessons i’ve learned in my fifteen years as a photographer. fifteen tidbits of magic, if you will.

this lesson is especially relevant after an unprecedented year like this past one:

there’s no perfect time for a photo session.

bad weather. messy house. botched haircuts. scrapes and bruises. home renovations. a global pandemic…

it’s easy to come up with reasons to put off your family photos, especially this year. but if the past fourteen months have taught us anything, it’s to appreciate what we have because things can change in an instant.

for so many of us, this year has been a tricky one, but it’s also been an opportunity to truly appreciate the light amidst these darker days. to look for the magic found in the mess and the beauty in the chaos.

so let’s embrace imperfection, and create a record of the best bits of this year. both for your family to look back on, and to share with the loved ones you’re missing.

while there may never be a ‘perfect’ time to for a family session, there’s also never a wrong one.

i promise you, it’s always worth looking for the goodness in your days and you’ll never regret taking an evening (rain or shine) to slow down and find it together as a family.

i’d love to be the one to tell this chapter in your story, and with my 15% off sale this month, if you’re thinking about a session in 2021, it’s a great time to get in my calendar.

(so grateful for long term clients like the family above who last week trusted there’d be no shortage of magic, even in a rainstorm.)

tidbits of magic: pack snacks

one of the ways i am most excited to celebrate this milestone month in my business is by sharing fifteen of the most valuable lessons i’ve learned in my fifteen years as a photographer. fifteen tidbits of magic, if you will.

today’s piece of advice applies both to photo sessions and to every single other time you ever leave your house:

pack snacks.

nothing brings a fun time to a grinding halt quite like a hangry human.

so whether it’s a special treat, a healthy snack, or even just a drink of water on a hot day, i’ll always recommend building a snack break into our time together.

in the words of winnie the pooh, “what could be more important than a little something to eat?”

bonus: the photos are always some of my favourites.

tidbits of magic: connection over everything

one of the ways i am most excited to celebrate this milestone month in my business is by sharing fifteen of the most valuable lessons i’ve learned in my fifteen years as a photographer. fifteen tidbits of magic, if you will.

one of biggest things i want you to remember going into our sessions is this:

connection over everything.

before your session we’ll discuss all of the ways to make the process as stress free and successful as possible — location, light, wardrobe, weather, activities, etc. — but when it really comes down to it, the single most important variable is your connection with your family.

as much as i love epic locations and pretty golden light, if i could control only one characteristic of the sessions i shoot, i’d choose authentic love and connection every single day of the week.

no matter where we are, regardless of what you’re wearing, and whether the weather cooperates or not, if the relationships shine, the photos will too.

so while, of course, we’ll still plan out locations and activities and all the ways to make your session go as smoothly as possible, if all of that goes sideways and your little one falls in a puddle, their kite gets stuck in a tree and the clouds roll in blocking the sun, as long as you keep loving on your family, we’ll make so much magic together.

simply show up, love on each other, and i’ll take care of the rest.

tidbits of magic: your family is amazing

one of the ways i am most excited to celebrate this milestone month in my business is by sharing fifteen of the most valuable lessons i’ve learned in my fifteen years as a photographer. fifteen tidbits of magic, if you will.

i say this one a lot, but i believe so strongly in it that it needs its own permanent space here on this list here:

your family is amazing.

yes, yours.

it’s not because you’re perfect or your life is super easy or you have the coolest stuff. in fact, it’s often the things you might see as imperfections that make your family really interesting. it’s the way you can still find the good despite the challenges in your days. it’s the unique ways you choose to live your life and love one another that make your family so very magical.

and this is why i believe so strongly that your family photos should be more than just all of you standing there smiling at my camera.

why i work so hard to help you plan a session authentic to YOU and not just what might be trendy at any given moment.

i want your photos to not only show you how good you look in this moment but to also to tell the story of the way you love each other and live your lives too.

you’re family is amazing. i can’t wait to show you all the ways ✨

 

 

 

 

hi, i'm andrea.

 

i believe in celebrating the good

in every day and i feel so lucky

to get to tell the messy,

magical, authentic stories

of busy, beautiful perfectly

imperfect families like yours.

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