THE SESSION EXPERIENCE
Small Story Photography operates as a natural light photographer, which means that I place my focus not only on capturing your moments but also creating a natural and professional experience throughout the process! I believe that pictures are much more than a snapshot for the day; they are the key to never letting a wonderful memory fade.
I will work with you and your family each step of the way; from booking the session, what to wear, where to photograph, all the way through your Reveal Night and the delivery of your finished art.
I consider myself a storyteller. Through the photos I capture my goal is to bring out the unique qualities in couples, your family, child or fresh new baby! I love bringing out everyone’s personality and to do that I have put a huge priority on getting everyone comfortable from the start of the session. I’ve been on the other side of the camera more than once and have had varying experiences. I have had the awkward feeling of not knowing what to do, where to look or how to act. I’ve also had the amazing feeling of just enjoying my family, being directed just enough to bring out the great and fun family I have. The latter is what you can expect from a session with SSP!
This aspect of our session is vital to getting genuine & expressive photos. You can expect that we’ll spend the first few minutes of your session just getting comfortable. With family sessions, my experience with my own 2 kids has given me a tremendous knowledge on how to break down the barriers that children put up! You can expect us to be having fun and laughing pretty quickly!
We’ll spend between 1-2 hours shooting your session and start with the candid, fun and playful images to get everyone comfortable. Don’t worry though, we will make it to get that posed, picture perfect family portrait! I like to wait till the kids are nice and comfortable with me before I start giving them too much direction so you can expect this further into the session.
Once the memories have been captured, it will be time to bring your story to life! This is my absolute favorite part! I will spend the next two weeks going through your images and carefully editing each one. I will then put those images into a DVD slideshow for you to enjoy on Reveal Night! After your Slideshow, I will help you plan your album, wall portraits and fine art needs. I’m happy to walk around your home with you and help you plan your custom art pieces. I’m sure that your portrait art will become a family treasure that you’ll enjoy for generations.
Last, I’d like to share with you my vision for my work. I am an artist; I never had any skill with sculpting or design despite a deep desire to create. It wasn’t until I picked up a camera that I finally found my artistic medium. I create fine art photography and as such, the work that I create is intended to be your art. I don’t believe there is anything more valuable or precious than our families! They are your masterpiece, they are your story…let me be your storyteller!