I always aim to capture real emotion and connection within families when they give me the honor of stepping in front of my camera, and the more relaxed, and emotive, and connected they are, the more 'so you' moments there are for me to capture. And they were in this session in abundance. It was a hot morning in Wynwood Walls, but that didn't stop us from exploring the area together.
And there were moments when little dude wasn't feeling the jam of our session, but these parents just took it all in stride, kept their happy on, and let him have those moments. Now this is a photography blog, not a parenting blog, but as an observer who captures families, including parents, I have to say, the sessions where the children are safely free to be themselves are the most magical. Society has conditioned us to crave that perfect portrait of everyone looking and smiling at the camera. And yes, I'll get that for you, but I what I really want is for you to be real with me. For you to allow your kids to be real with you. If they want to run off, playfully redirect them to interact with the family. No scolds, no bribes ... well, ok, the promise of some ice cream on the way home never hurt... but really, they're not necessary. And that's where the 'so you' magic happens!