I am sure all Photographers in Vernon adore taking portraits of their own family members. Maybe adore is a strong word as sometimes it’s actually harder to work with our own family members 😉
When I created my parents 50th wedding anniversary portraits (if you would like to see them, they are INSANELY cute-you can do so on my sister website, Wedded Bliss Photography) my mom and dad were both rather hesitant to trust my process. I remember having them walk towards me in a field of flowers and both of them saying “why are we doing this? It’s going to look awkward”…….Guess what portrait was their favourite? THAT series!!!!!
All this to say, I never know how easy it will be to coax a natural smile out of my children for their portraits.
I love creating my yearly portraits with them when we go somewhere special. Last year it was Hawaii, this year it was California for Spring Break
My 87 year old aunt lives in Palm Springs and we have had a family tradition of going there for years. It’s sadly been a number of years since we were last there and the kids memories of some of our favourite places were a bit hazy for our 9 year old daughter Ava. We definitely wanted to go to Joshua Tree National Park (a MUST see if you are ever close) and I knew it would be the PERFECT backdrop for portraits.
We had a beautiful, over cast day and my kids brought their A-Game. I didn’t even need to bribe or threaten them to have them work with me 😉
I love how they turned out. My 9 year old, almost 10 in May however, looks WAY too old in these portraits and it’s scaring me how quickly time is going. She looks like she is ready for the Coachella Music Fest!!!!
Love you Jack and Ava!!!
Baby Bliss Photography specializes in newborn, baby & family photography in Kelowna and Vernon and are Photographers in Vernon