I am so excited to add these sessions to my line-up in the new year. I adore doing outdoor, scenic portrait sessions. Everything about them is amazing and so much fun. But, this past year for me has been about simplifying and finding peace within the chaos of every day life. Being proactive in seeking out simplicity really forced me to see things in a different light. One of the things that has been on my heart is getting back to exploring the natural emotions and expressions in people. I think sometimes we get so caught up in 'trying' to be happy, that we forget to actually let ourselves work through feelings. Having small children, I am often reminded that we are meant to experience a full plethora of emotions. My toddler certainly exhibits a range from thrilled to angry to fake sad every single day. And that right there is what led me to wanting to offer these sessions.
Take away the beautiful trees or cool old buildings or rolling hills. Look away from the well thought out wardrobe. Let's get back to basics. These images are meant to capture the sparkle in your eye. The expression of being deep in thought. And even, perhaps, a little bit of annoyance (like the blonde one featured above). These images will be raw, real and timeless. All done on a plain white backdrop. Just you (or your child) and me with my camera.