Growing up I was always very close to my family and siblings. I was a home body and just wanted to sleep in my own bed. I was that kid that would go to a friends house for an overnight stay and ended up crying for my mom at midnight begging her to come get me. I would fake being sick at school camping trips just so I could leave early. I absolutely hated being away from home. Even now, there is nothing quite like that feeling of comfort and familiarity I get when I go to my parents.
Recently I discovered that I really enjoy doing in-home family sessions. There is something so intimate and special about photographing special milestones in someones house. Sometimes its nearly impossible to leave the house with a new baby and often times, kids just like being in their element with their toys and their things.
Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE natural, outdoor photography sessions but I think I was underrating the simplicity of shooting indoors. I was intimidated and worried about the lack of control I had over the environment.
This is a collection of images from one of my most recent and favorite family sessions yet and I can’t wait to do more of these “real life sessions.”