I met this family through another family I photographed and I felt so amazed to have been graced with the chance to meet this sweet little family. From the start, they were all giggles and fun! There were moments of frustration from the littlest, because being little is so hard when it comes to taking photos and having a big scary lens in your face is not welcoming! I totally understand. When this happens with the littles, I have to change my approach and change it fast. We started chasing and playing together and once they felt comfortable, that was when we were able to get the natural stuff! And BOY was it worth it! I loved capturing the love of this sweet family and being invited into their warmth, even while it was snowing during the photos! Such a fun time!!
They left me the sweetest review and I thought I would share because it articulates exactly why I love what I do! I love diving in and becoming a part of the family rather than making them adapt to me. "I have two very young, very energetic children, and the thing that impressed me most about Stephanie is that from the minute we greeted each other she was literally running after the kids capturing quick, sweet moments of them just being themselves. She was fast, she was adaptable, she was totally flexible and just went with the flow. She took her lead from the kids instead of forcing them to sit still and smile in front of a camera. Some of the time she even ran along side them and just held her camera out and clicked, not even looking through the lens. She captured so many subtle, real moments. She was so impressive and professional. I was confidant in her skills before our shoot even happened but then seeing her in action just confirmed my confidence in her even more. She is skilled and energetic and took charge and knows exactly what she's doing."