When Thea and Danial initially hired me to shoot their boys double birthday party at the Jonathan Beach Club -Santa Monica, CA., she wanted to make sure that we would be able to also capture a few "traditional" photos of her family.
Because I'm confident in my ability to work with children of all ages, even during those category 4 toddler meltdowns - I assured her that what she wanted could be done in a short amount of time (about 10-15 minutes), and I'd happily capture those pre-party moments before her guests arrive.
I can't begin to tell you how often I hear my clients say, "we don't have any photos of our family," or "all we need are a few good shots for holiday cards." Trust me....I get it! With parents busier than ever and the evolution of the smartphones, it's likely not on your radar...that is until the you actually need it. This my friends is one reason why the holidays are most children and family photographers busiset time of year!
My thoughts are actually quite simple, as much as I enjoy the personal and unique nature of creating a custom shoot for my clients, there's a time and place for everything...including both "traditional" and "on-the-go" photo ops.
Maybe you hired us to shoot a milestone Birthday Party OR perhaps to document your daughter's Bat Mitzfah, whatever type of collection you've purchased with us, clients can always rest assured that I will put them first, asking that we set aside some time for an impromptu freestyle/pre-party capture with those you love most.
With the holiday season upon us, I will be holding several on-location Los Angeles mini-sessions this season. Mini Sessions the straight forward alternative to our more traditional photography sessions.
Until then...meet this super cute family and take a look at just how much fun we can have during an impromptu family photo session.