the other side of the lens | denver colorado family photographer

Fall is creeping up on us and I'm not entirely sad about it. I am excited for Pumpkin Spice Lattes and seeing my Fall Family clients! I have the best clients and I look forward to seeing their smiling faces and racing a certain little boy!

I always encourage moms and families to get these sessions done because it is important for your kids to have photos with you all together. I wanted to share my experience on the other side of the lens. I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way about family photos!

Last Fall, my family and I got in front of the lens. I have some serious anxiety about being in front of the camera. I find myself second guessing myself, feeling awkward, and worrying about my kids being crazy and not cooperating. Seriously, it used to not be a fun experience for me, but I knew how important it was to have photos with me with my children.

This past Fall, I had all of these anxieties before my session. But, I came prepared.  I didn't have unrealistic expectations. I know my children and I know how much they love to talk to people and show off for them, especially girls.  I know as a photographer it is not easy to get everyone looking in one place at the same time. Composites do happen! In all honesty, I just wanted REAL pictures. You know the ones where you look at them and say, "yep, that is my family, that is my crazy, sometimes, dysfunctional family." Let me tell you, I had a fantastic time having my family photos taken by the very talented Kelly with Kelly Sarah Photography. And what's more is I got exactly what I wanted.  In the end, I trusted Kelly's talent and vision. I let her take control. I let her play with my kids and I wrangled my kids only when necessary. We all had fun and my children still talk about Kelly. Here are some of my favorite photos.

www.kelly-sarah.comThank goodness someone can get these adorable kids to give a real genuine smile!

Yes, my totally crazy and fun family! There is never a dull moment, so why would I want my family photos to be dull!? This is us! A HUGE thank you to Kelly! Sometimes, it is ok to just let go!

In fact, I even had her take my head shots and they are fabulous!www.kelly-sarah.comFall Session dates are filling up fast! Contact me to book your spot!

Until next time,