Why do I do what I do as a Montreal Family Photographer?

October 9, 2016

Montreal Family Photographer

Why do I take unposed family photos as a Montreal Family Photographer?  Why do I do in home family and newborn photography?  These are two of the most common questions I get, and really the answer to each is what makes me SO passionate about what I do.

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Why do you do unposed family photos?  Isn’t it so much prettier to have everyone posed nicely and looking at the camera?

In short, I want my clients to connect with what they see in their family photographs.  I don’t think that comes from forced smiles.  I know when my son does a ‘cheese’ smile he just doesn’t look like himself.  I want my clients to recognize their own children in their photographs.

Is your kid always running around?  Does your baby always stretch their arms out and make that funny face that makes them look just like Grandpa?  I want to capture that!  I always tell my clients that I take a lot of photos.  You won’t put them all on your wall.  But, you may print them in an album so that years from now you can look back and remember those silly faces, favourite stuffed animals or silly games you played.

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Why do you do in-home photography?  My home is a mess, it won’t photograph well and I don’t want you here.

Your home is where your children grow up, where they feel most comfortable and where they create most of their memories.  This is your life right now.  And it’s the little things that will trigger memories for your children years down the line.  I know I get nostalgic when I see pictures which include that tiny 80’s flowered wallpaper we had, or our tattered brown recliner.  It doesn’t matter that it wasn’t perfect – it was part of my life and my childhood.  Also, I can shoot around clutter.  I bet your walls are pretty clean!  We don’t have to focus on the floor.  And you’d be surprised – most people tend to focus on the people in the photos and the expressions on their face.  That sink full of dirty dishes usually gets lost in the background.

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I really want to give you and your children a snapshot of your life right now because I feel it all changes so quickly.  It may seem like it will last forever, but life changes.  I want you to be able to capture this little slice of your life right now whether it’s reading your son that Dear Zoo book for the thousandth time, or going for croissants on a Sunday morning.  And I want your kids to be able to look back at these photos and remember the intense love and joy in their family.