I have been looking forward to this photoshoot since last November, as my client, Karen (in beige long dress), is my college friend!! We were in the same major and always hanged around together in between classes, when we were free to be silly and immature, when the only thing on our mind was working hard for coursework. Fast-forward, more than a decade later, we are both blessed mother and wife, rooted in faith, as our life starts to flourish. We have been in touch and updating each other on special life events, such as buying a new house, having a baby, etc.
Last year, Karen contacted me as she was planning to book an extended family photo session. In the past ten months we have exchanged probably hundreds of texts, catching up on each other’s life and deciding on the wardrobe for her entire tribe. I could sense that Karen and her sister were a little nervous about the session, and it’s totally normal! We never know how kids would behave and/or whether the session would turn out smooth. I educated them on how to prep their little ones, and reassured them that I would take care of the rest. After working with so many kids over the last few years, I have learned how to control the situation and create beautiful photos even in the midst of a chaos.
The session took place in mid-October and the “cold front” had already left us, so the weather was humid and unbearable. The first thing I did (as always) was to get a few traditional group pictures when everyone was still fresh and happy (just because, you never know who will throw a tantrum in the next minute!). Then we quickly moved to a shady and breezy spot for individual portraits and different groupings. I started with the youngest, as their patience and attention span is usually the shortest. These breakout sessions are great for little ones, as each of them only needs to stay for a few minutes for pictures, then they can take a break, enjoy a snack or a cool drink. Little ones mostly don’t understand why they are even at a session taking pictures, so I always try to make these breakouts really fun, being silly and playing games with them. These natural and joyful portraits will be so precious for the whole family, and for the generations to come!
The entire session lasted about an hour and we already had a beautiful gallery full of variety of portraits. Karen texted me to rave about her experience and her family photos. She is already planning for her photoshoot next year! I’m so thankful to have a friend like her, to serve her and her family well, and to tell her family legacy through photographs.
Teresa Yiu Photography is an APNPI certified and safe newborn photographer specialized in capturing family legacy in the Houston area, including Sugar Land, Katy, The Heights, The Woodlands, Spring, West University Place, River Oaks, Rice Village, Pearland, and Friendswood.
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