t's natural to want our children to smile for the camera, but I always find myself drawn to the images that show the heart and soul of my sweet little subjects.
Birthdays are a big deal, but as we get older it seems that it gets harder to find the perfect gift for our loved ones. I've been photographing these sweet faces for years and when their mom called me with her surprise plan for their father's birthday I knew it would be a hit.
These sweet faces always brighten my day. I've known their mom for a very long time and love that I've been able to capture the beauty of her children over the years. Like any other Lumina Portraits session this was a grand adventure.
I continue to feel blessed that genuinely kind people such as this family invite me into their home to document their lives during the most magical of times. I am sure it can feel intimidating to invite a stranger into your home to create portraits of your new baby and family, but I can assure the images created during a session like this will be a gift you give yourself you never regret.
I feel like there is always a little bit of stress associated with having family portraits taken. Will your children behave? Have you picked appropriate clothing? Will everyone actually smile for the camera? I get it, trust me!
I still get giddy each time a mommy-to-be contacts Lumina to learn more about a newborn session. Why stop at a newborn session? While there is no harm in opting for just a newborn session, I can assure you that you will never regret capturing your baby's first year of life.