If you had asked me a couple years ago if I thoroughly enjoyed doing family sessions, I'd probably laugh it off and tell you... well, no. Not really. I enjoyed doing them for former clients, because I know them, and it's always lovely to reconnect. But I never reveled in chasing kiddos around, trying to force everyone to smile, and dealing with crankies, tantrums and obstinance.
(Sorry, I can never pass up sounding like an infomercial.)
Honestly, family portrait sessions, the way I've chosen to start doing them, have been some of my favorite sessions of the year. What's changed, you ask? My approach. My attitude. The fact that I've seen first hand on a daily basis how incredibly fast those kiddos grow, and how almost every moment is sweet if you look at it in the right light. Also, who wants posed family portraits? If you do, no judgement, of course. But I'm not your girl.
I love weddings, I'll always love weddings, But it's not the pomp and decor and fanciness that I love. It's the people. The love. And those people, many of them, grow up and start families of their own. It's a natural progression. More people, more love. So, bring on the families.