As a parent we all love to capture photos of our children whether it’s with a cell phone or a fancy camera. It seems rare to have “Mom” appear in the photograph because they are typically standing behind the camera. Our goal for this recent session was to illustrate the love between this mother and her daughters as well as fun childhood moments. Stay tuned for their holiday card photos…
We like to ask our clients about their portrait experience.
Why did you choose JBug Images
Jen is a dear friend, and I knew she’d be able to capture my kids personalities. She is also very patient and reassuring.What inspired you to book a family portrait session?
Professional family photos are important to me. I don’t often get to be in pictures with my kids, I’m always taking the photos. I want them to have pictures of themselves with me. I love looking back at our session pictures and remembering who my kids were at various ages. Especially when the photographer captures little idiosyncrasies of their personalities – missing teeth, silly facial expressions, crazy dance poses, belly laughs…
Please share any goals that you had for your family portrait.
Capturing this moment in my kids lives. An awesome Christmas card photo. An updated FB profile pic :). Photos worthy of giving as Christmas gifts to grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Photos for my own walls. Photos my kids can look back at some day and make them smile.
What was it that drew you to this location and setting?
The fall colors, and rustic barns.
Were you nervous or did you feel you were prepared for your session?
I felt very at ease. I had picked comfortable clothes for us ahead of time. I also made up my mind to just go with the flow, and not be stressed about how the kids would do.
Did you have a location in mind to display your images?
Yes. Hallway and my bedroom. And a picture for each kid’s bedroom shelf. Also wanted to hang some for my mom in the room she stays in here.What was your favorite part of the experience?
The ordering appointment! Jen was incredibly helpful and patient and talented – and didn’t make me leave until I was happy with what we picked. I was so relieved to have pictures to hang on their way, and I knew exactly where they would go. She is a super talented “designer” :)
What were your thoughts on the ordering appointment?
See above. Love the spiced cider too!
Ten, twenty years from now how do you think your family will feel when they look back on these portraits?
I think they will make us all smile and provide conversation for family memories and family stories. They will trigger memories of this time in our family’s life. Who we were, what we were doing, and what we looked like. Who was missing teeth, who liked to be silly, who liked to pose. What they looked like shy or serious or belly laughing… how they held hands or looked at their momma… how I looked at them. I hope they can feel the love I had and will always have for them when they look at these pictures.