Playful Family Portraits | Winchester, MA

Playful Family Portraits | Winchester, MA

This was a total dream of a session.  The gorgeous light helped, the well-coordinated outfits helped, the beautiful location helped, but the real thing that made this session magic?  The playfulness of this family.  Twin girls with a lot of energy and parents who trusted me to get images they could put on their holiday cards and hang on their walls.  As a mom of three high-energy kids myself, high-energy kids at a portrait session don’t both me in the least — I love it!  We ran races to the top of a hill, played games, and at one point, one of the girls even licked her sister 😉   We got goofy shots and classic shots, and it was all part of a gallery that I think really speaks to who this family is this year.  When they look back at these images in 30 years, they’ll recognize themselves and this time in their lives.

I know lots of families DREAD going to a portrait session, worried about kids’ behavior and how the pictures will turn out.  I’ve found that when you let kids be kids, not worrying about having them stay still for the “perfect” shot, we get great images that are both beautiful and real.  My #1 rule for portrait sessions is to have fun.  If we’re not having fun, it will absolutely show, and you won’t be as happy with your images.  I was so happy when I got this feedback after this session:

The girls really enjoyed meeting you — they said you made the session really fun.

That right there?  Job done 🙂

Playful Family Portraits | Winchester, MA

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