This year I challenged myself to take more images of my own kids. Being an Annapolis family photographer I get to capture beautiful moments of other families and their little ones, but sometimes I forget to break out my camera at home unless it is a special event.
I have never undertaken a project like this before. There are many similar to it- Project 365, Project 52 themes, etc. What I decided to do was once a week for 5 minutes I would get my camera out and photograph my kids, just as they were. Not pose them, looking at the camera. Whatever it was that they were doing, I wanted to capture that.
I knew when I made our 2017 Family Yearbook that I needed more of the every day, mundane images to really document our lives. Photographing in a more “lifestyle” or non posed manor is not natural to me, nor is shooting inside my own home. (we have very directional light) However, because I have experience being a family photographer and I would love to capture more candid moments of my clients, so what better way to experiment with angles and composition that with my own kids?!
Part of being an Annapolis family photographer is knowing how to use the same locations with multiple clients but make them look totally different. This is also a technique I am trying to incorporate more when shooting images of my own kids, making my home look a little different.
Here is what I have learned so far from this project:
1- my baby (well not so baby, baby) eats a lot. I mean I knew he did, but a lot of the time I photograph him, he is eating, haha!
2- Oliver spends way too much time in front of a screen.
3- Benson is a total goofball and yet has so many of my own facial expressions!
So without further ado… Here they are!