Within this never ending winter, I have been doing a good number of in-home photoshoots. I think when a lot of people think of family pictures they think outdoors or in a studio, and they don't consider the in-home option unless you are talking about newborn photos. In my opinion, they are an amazing fit for family, milestone, and maternity, especially. I always love how they turn out and getting to see different families in their element is the best!
Anyway... I got connected with this family through our mutual friend, Stephanie, who I have photographed a bunch of times in the past! Kelli had emailed me several months ago while I was still on maternity leave inquiring about in-home pictures. She said her main concern was getting a picture of the entire family (dogs included). Thankfully we got that (you never know with dogs) with a lot more variety too.
I was excited, yet nervous because Kelli is also a photographer. I have photographed a couple of other photographers in the past, and while it is an honor, it is extremely nerve wracking!
I tried to get a lot of pictures with her in the frame, because I think most women (photographers especially) are lacking in those. Although I get the impression her husband probably does a good job of that for her :)
As a side note, my husband has been doing a better job at snapping candid photos of me and the kids... even if the angle makes me look like I have 10 chins... need to keep working on that! Saying this as a disclaimer although I doubt he actually reads this blog.
It was so nice connecting with another photographer and mom of kids similar in age. She is also going to help me second shoot a wedding later this year, so yay!
And gah, aren't these the sweetest sisters?!?!
Sharing a bunch of my favorites below! Make sure you scroll all the way to the end to see their lifestyle video too!
Last but not least... their lifestyle video! I just love doing these as part of a family session. They are relatively inexpensive to add on to a photography package. My hope would be that my clients are interested in getting one done every year... think of how special they will be to watch down the road with your kids! And I'd be taking a little pressure off of you to compile your family home videos (aka phone videos) one day.