I was a bit surprised when Vania reached out to me a couple of months ago and asked me to capture her family of 7. I had stopped advertising for clients and had begun focusing on film and my personal work, but she had seen a session I did for one of her acquaintances earlier in the year and she readily admitted to stalking my work online, noting that she loved my style and the feel of my images. Of course I was flattered, so I agreed to shoot a session in their home.
Did I mention that they have 5 kids, all ages 6 and under? Yep, I'm not gonna lie...I was a bit terrified, but only if I stopped to think about it for too long. In all honesty, this was the first session that I was genuinely *excited* to get started. She was basically asking me to capture her kids the same way that I capture mine; unscripted, unposed, wild, and messy. She's my perfect client! I had so much fun creating these pictures and really focused on making some of the images blurry, chaotic, and disorienting. I know that's how life feels with little ones, after all.
I could not have asked for a more perfect family to work with for my first all-film session. The kids were the perfect mix of sweet and goofy, and the couple were so in love and at ease with each other. I even got a few bonding ideas to incorporate into my own family time! Below is just a sampling of some of my favorite captures.