Chris and Valerie will celebrate five years of marriage this year! Their 2008 New York wedding is one that all of my future brides seem to recall. I was honored when Valerie reached out to me asking if I would photograph their family in Maryland. Carter, the newest addition to the fold, was turning one and she wanted me to capture some special moments of the three of them together. I think ever since having my daughter I have become more sensitive to how I photograph kids and their relationship to their parents. We spent time indoors with Carter's toys and then ventured outside to see how he would the grass. He was all smiles and the parents were too. I'm looking forward to watching this family grow and documenting them for a lifetime!
Tip for beginner photogs: Kids can get testy if you are shooting too long. Its best to find out from their parents what the child's normal routine is. You can then fit your shooting time to when they are most active. Also, keep in mind that children may have allergies to grass or sensitive skin. Get your equipment set up early so that you'll be prepared for the moment.
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