Family Mini Sessions

This is my worst fear –

 – when it comes to photography, that is.  Montana Family Photography

To have a child, or an adult for that matter, who hates having their pictures taken so much – that they just throw their head back, roll their eyes a bit, and vocalize out loud that they will not look at the camera. 

(To give this sweet boy credit, he was just pulled up out of a nap – and to be honest, I might have wanted my bed and sleep more than getting my pictures taken . . . and, when this boy warmed up – oh how cute his smile was!!! )

I want every family – every child – to really enjoy their experience. 

Really, what I want, is for them to  forget they are having their pictures taken.  I want families to have images unique to their family, their personalities, and their homes.  When people look at their pictures, I don’t want them to just see faces smiling back at them, but I want them to see a time in their life – a memory.  I want them to see the way their kids laughed, ran, or even pouted.  I want them to see memories. 

I say all this to say that when I did my first set of mini sessions two weeks ago, I was afraid.  I was afraid I was compromising the thing that I valued in my photography.  To have all these families, come to the same place and for such a short amount of time – I thought I would lose the uniqueness of each family.   I thought all the pictures would look the same. 

I was wrong.

I think that even though the same trees, the same bridge, the same bench, or the same frame  are being used in many of the families pictures, I think that we had so much fun together, that all of the pictures have their own personality – their own “flare.” 

Thank you, families, for being a part.  Here is a sneak peek at some of the images we captured two weeks ago.  Enjoy.

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