What is one way you create memories with your family? What do you want them to remember about their childhood? I love Utah, and I love that we get to explore. I hope my kids remember and take with them gratefulness for all that we have to enjoy. We can go camping, hiking, swimming, so many places where we live! We are lucky!
One of the funniest things to me is that sometimes after hanging out with family or friends is the need to hug every single person to end the night. Sometimes it just feels so silly with all of us walking around the room hugging everyone. But I do like hugs, most of the time. That one just gets me laughing sometimes when it is a little much. Anyone else? ....And if you can't tell, I'm actually a big fan of hugs and families at my photoshoots. #utahfamilyphotographer #utahphotography #utahfamily #utahphotographer #utah #familyiseverything #familypicturesarepriceless #documentyourfamily #photographyourfamily #photographyourkids #throughmylens #mastinlabs #mastinfuji400h
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Cheesing it. One of my aims in my family photography sessions is to capture your kiddos! Their personality, & I want them to be having fun. It makes my day when I get referrals because they saw photos that captured the personality of kids they love. I try so hard to capture true personalities because they are photos I cherish of my own children. #utah #letthekids #familyphotography #utahphotography #utahfamily #familypictures #toddlerportrait #letthembewild #childhoodunplugged #watchthemgrow #utahfamilyphotographer
Sometimes I want to freeze time on my kids. I want to savor them in their cuddly body & just really make these moments last for longer than I know is possible. It’s a beautiful thing to watch loved ones grow, and I’m honored I am their teacher. I remind myself that if I did freeze time, I wouldn’t actually be trying to savor any moment, because there would be no change or progress to be had. It would just be. And I’d probably long for progress so much more. So while I pause more in my day, I’m grateful they get to grow, but you better believe I’m going to photograph them and journal their cuteness.
Can I let you in on a big secret? Many of us creatives still get nervous sending galleries. I care so much, and pour my heart out, and give it my all. I also get extra nervous sometimes photographing people that have hired me before. I absolutely love it on one hand because I know the kids, and I think me being someone they remember being fun (hopefully) will help with photos. But on the other hand, I’m even more nervous because I want them to love this session just as much as the last one. I’ve also learned that each photo session is different, and will feel different. Just as with time, our families are constantly evolving. I am starting to learn to embrace those differences, hone in on what your family is giving & hopefully create photos that can feel authentic to that time. And ones you’ll look back on in love. And even if your toddler is crying the whole time, somehow we still get photos! @melgolden love you and your family! . . . . . #utahphotographer #utahfamily #utahfamilyphotographer #utah