My dream has always been to be a more journalistic photographer – to catch real people in real moments with real emotion. Fortunately, this style of photography is starting to take hold and spread like wildfire. Parents are starting to want a mixture of genuine unprompted moments and interactions captured along with some posed to fill their walls and to put in their albums. The enthusiasm is growing and I couldn’t be more excited.
With that, when Tina contacted me to do a session for her family and said, “I don’t want any posed photos.” I probably, maybe, did a little happy dance in my office! They are moving abroad and hoping to capture some real moments in their home, in Pittsburgh, before they set off for their big adventure.
They played in their beautiful backyard as they often do. They rolled in the grass, raced their riding toys, mom juggled, dad wrestled, the girls read to their baby brother… it was really beautiful and so much fun to watch. I can only hope that the photos you are about to look at do this lovely family justice.
I was thrilled and honored and it without a doubt, it left me wanting to encourage every family, everywhere to give this style of family shoot a chance – I think you’ll be hooked, like I am.
Best of luck Hanlons on this exciting next chapter of your lives! And thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing me to photograph the intimate beauty of the love your family shares.