I’ve known Rachael longer than I’ve NOT known her. (Man, that makes me feel old!) In high school we played volleyball together, then we partied together at Penn State, then we both meandered out west for a few years, and now we both live back here in the Burgh. I swear our lives are intertwined somehow.
Even if the universe wasn’t telling us to be friends, I would pick her anyway, because Rachael is the best kind of friend. So when she asked me to photograph her family in their Point Breeze home, I open-arm welcomed the opportunity to hang out with her, Jon, and little M.
(Rach, happy to come over ANYTIME- and next time we’ll head out for portraits BEFORE sunset haha)
If portraits are a priority for your photo session, let’s talk about the best time to fit them in! Some families prefer to take portraits first, to get all the stressful stuff done and over with so we can relax and hang out afterward. Other families would rather wait until their kids are warmed up to me and in the right *mood* (if you know what I mean haha), to avoid some of the stress of family picture taking. If we are able to play it by ear, then this is a great option… assuming your kids aren’t prone to playing in the mud, that is. 😉 On the other hand, if portraits aren’t as much of a priority for you, then we can wait until your session is almost over and gather everyone up on the front porch for some casual pictures of your family.
A couple of days before your session, we will talk through these details and figure out a plan that will work best for YOUR photoshoot date. Taking sunset and weather conditions into account, of course!
How important are family portraits to YOU?
BTW I prefer the video format but if you prefer having control to flip through the images, here are my favorite 25 or so photos from their session in the gallery below…