I have been a photographer long enough now to see fads and trends come and go. I pretty much stopped photographing babies about five years ago when the trend of perfectly posed newborns on bean bags became a thing. I literally ran from this trend and it was liberating. The pressure to conform to this style and master the craft of the “sleeping posed baby” was stressful and not natural for me. It takes a special talent and person to make every baby into an Ann Geddes masterpiece and I don’t posses that skill. I do think these types of portraits are beautiful, but for me they don’t carry a story. When Brooke messaged me about coming to their home and photographing their family and baby Sloane I jumped at the opportunity. I photographed Tyler & Brooke’s wedding a few years ago and they are a wonderful couple; Sloane is the happiest and sweetest baby I have ever met.
As a wedding photographer, we are taught to capture moments and images that tell a story. I personally don’t have children, but if I did, I know how I would want them photographed. I would want images that show relationships, real moments, and the beauty of that stage in life. Photographing their family that day made me remember what I loved about lifestyle family and children portraits, freezing moments in time. Thanks for allowing me to run through the halls of your home, and hang with your family for the morning. Sloane is the absolute coolest and I love all that big personality in such a little person.