Have you been thinking about booking a family session for a while now & you just haven’t done it? Has fear of things not being “perfect” held you back? If so, read below and free yourself from these false requirements!
There are many tactics our brains can use to trick us out of doing things that we want to do! It’s our job to recognize the thought processes that get in our way of living the life we want & to counteract those thoughts with truths that encourage us to live our lives fully!
I find these are some hurdles that we sometimes have to jump over when it comes to booking the photo session we’ve been dreaming of…
1) a perfect body
– Photo sessions with me are about capturing connection, confidence, joy, happiness, tenderness… not about documenting perfection. Chasing whatever your version of perfect is a never ending game with no destination. Working towards appreciating your present self now, that is a thing to work for and celebrate!! Allowing yourself to get photos taken just the way you are is a beautiful gift. And you might find it a useful tool towards healing/acceptance when you see yourself in photos just as you are looking happy, & connected to your loved ones etc.
2) a perfect home
– Not needed! A good photographer can find a beautiful spot in any home. But also – your photos can be outside or in a studio!
3) children who are always well behaved
– Not needed & Doesn’t exist 😂. A well seasoned baby/child/family photographer will have tricks up their sleeve to help kids enjoy a photo session. And they won’t be surprised when a kiddo has big feelings or doesn’t behave perfectly… again – perfect isn’t the end goal. And no one needs to look or behave perfectly to get good family photos 💁🏻♀️
If you want to read more about preparing & supporting your kiddo during a photos session click here.
4) a new baby –
Not needed as an excuse for family photos! Your family – no matter what it looks like or who is a part of it – has different seasons & chapters of life. All of those chapters of life are PRECIOUS!! The many chapters of your family deserve to be photographed & remembered.
If you’d like to check out my Pinterest board with clothing ideas for the whole family, you can do so here!
If you are ready to reach out and begin planning the family photo session of your dreams, reach out here!