Dad is usually the photographer and is not often in front of the camera but behind it, so it was really great to capture some candid moments of him with the kids. Grandma even popped by for a small cameo in this photo shoot! PS: I LOVE these types of sessions!
So without further adieu, here is my family unplugged session and interview with mama Joyelle.
Q. Tell me a bit about your family.
A. We are a creative family of 4. Robert is a dentist by day and writer by night, Joyelle is a Mom and author/illustrator, Gabe is 9 and loves all things Star Wars, and Gavin is 4 and loves everything his big brother loves.
Q. Do you do family photos every year? If so why?
A. This is only our second time doing family photos, but after our session with Michele in 2015 I realized the boys had grown so much in the year that I wanted to update our photos. Now I think I will do them yearly, because it is so wonderful to have images that document our ever-changing lives.
Q. What do you like about my approach as a photographer?
A. I love that you are so willing to co-create the vision for the session with us, and she is creative in her approach.
Q. What made you interested in doing an in home lifestyle session?
A. Doing a home session really meant capturing the everyday moments, like the kids playing Lego and running around doing a light saber battle. These are the things that happen every day and often don’t get documented. It captures more of our real life, and I love that.
Q. What were some of your favourite moments you saw when looking at your photos?
A. All the moments we were laughing because our kids did something funny. People are often wary when I suggest in home session as they worry about messy houses and cluttered spaces.
Q. What would you say to those that have never done an in home session before?
A. I would say a good photographer knows how to focus on what matters (your family) and conveniently blur out the background clutter, and Michele is a really good photographer! And also, that clutter and mess is real life with kids, and we don’t need to have perfect homes to have beautiful photos.