It was a great pleasure taking Heidi and her daughter’s portraits! They had traveled down to California from Washington for a short visit with family and we met up in one of my favorite parks to take their photographs. This Mother-Daughter portrait session was a first for this totally funny dynamic duo. :)
We laughed. A lot!
I know it can feel really awkward to be the focus of the camera, so I work hard to gently direct my clients into subtle poses where they are comfortable and relaxed and feel at ease, but also look like themselves on their best day in their finished portraits. I believe one’s level of comfort is then reflected in a genuine smile, when they aren’t rolling their eyes at my bad jokes, that is… ;)
Heidi’s husband said that the photo above was likely the best photograph he’d ever seen of her. Hearing about that brought me great joy!
This photograph caught a little bit of playfulness, which I love. :)
We made good use of the beautiful oaks in the park with the light of early sunset adding it’s signature golden kiss.
I have a special place in my heart for multi-generational portraits such Mother-Daughter and Father-Son. They are great memories to make and provide you with precious keepsakes as your family grows through the years.
The only gift I request on Mother’s day is an updated photo with my children. Flowers fade, but photos are forever.
– Pamela :)