The pure, true, authentic moments are always going to be what I fall in love with from our time together. I will often include so many extra candids in your gallery simply because I can’t NOT give you the images I love. It’s a blessing and a curse. But I have been validated countless times when an image I almost didn’t include, actually ends up being the families favorite. And that exact thing happened with this session… and you know what, it’s always a good reminder for me.
My standards are pretty high. A lot of times if an image isn’t perfectly composed, my gut tells me to toss it. However, sometimes it’s the slight blur in the movement or the off-framing or the weird light that really makes the photograph something special. So now, when I get stuck on an image, I do an emotion check. Meaning, if it’s not technically up to my standards but it makes me feel something, it stays.
So, if you’ve ever wondered about my process, there you have it.