Moonbug Photography » fresh true photography


I have a casual, more documentary style of photography. I enjoy capturing the special moments between families, which are most likely the expressions that you see most in one another every day. You will find me talking to you and your family a lot, with special attention in engaging your children in the moment.

Please allow me to keep them focused on me, rather than being firm with them; I have a few tricks to help kids forget the camera is even there, thus producing more natural expressions and smiles from them. If you have younger children, I may tell some jokes or act silly, with teens, I may pull them off to the side and get to know a bit about them first. I know family portrait-time can be thought of as a stressful time, but I want you to enjoy more than your images, but also the experience of making those images.

I gravitate towards the natural posing that families do, but may offer posing suggestions as needed, in order to benefit the final look of your portraits. Also, attitude is everything. A grumpy disposition, whether a child’s or a parent’s, can show up in your final images, so I ask that you come to your session with an open mind, keeping in mind that you are creating precious memories that you will cherish for decades to come.

Let’s be honest…  As a photographer of children, but more importantly, as a mother of three, I realize that you have to have a sense of humor when it comes to kids.  During a photoshoot, as a mom, you want them to be picture perfect and calm, right?  But it doesn’t always happen that way!  Don’t fret – I am prepared and flexible!

No need to worry and stress about your session.  I almost always get the shots that we need to get and I keep my camera rolling for the silly shots too.  Keep the kids relaxed by not building up lots of expectations ahead of time.  That way, it really ends up being a fun experience for them… and you!

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