Beautiful family photos are not just about perfect smiles, right? They are about connection and the "in-betweens" that give life to the real story of your family. Beaming faces and big hugs are part of the recipe. And so are crying faces and ridiculous huge laughs. It's all such good stuff and I want to reflect it back to you in your images.
"But Ashley, these kids of mine will give you a run for your money!"
BRING IT, PLEASE. I love letting kiddos (and adults!) be silly because it allows me to catch those sweet faces in their truest expression. Also, I am unafraid to act the fool to get a smile, a laugh, or a sassy face. You have been warned (wink).
The way I take photos is 100% a reflection of my personality. I love light filled spaces with splashes of color and warmth. That is definitely how I like to create images as well. I also love meeting new people and hearing about what moves them in life. I love sunshine and storms equally.
A special word to the MOMS who say "Just focus on the kiddos, I'm NOT photogenic." Your beautiful face being in these photos will mean absolutely everything to your kids one day. You are so used to your own features that you don't realize how beautiful you are to the rest of us!