Last Friday, I had the pleasure (and privilege) of attending a Sarah-Beth Photography family workshop in Indianapolis. It was awesome! I had so much fun, and I met awesome new people. I feel like the real, authentic, emotional family posing has finally clicked with me. My goal over the last year has been for all of my sessions (and weddings) to feel real and authentic. I want to show more emotion, and more connection in my images. I’m not a department store studio, and I don’t want to be. I don’t want every single one of the images in my galleries to be the same exact thing, but on a different backdrop. Every family is unique. But when you’re all staring at the camera with a fake plastered on smile, that uniqueness is lost. Those connections and relationships are lost. I’m sure you’ve noticed it by now, but your kids can’t exactly smile on command. But when you allow kids to be kids, they’re full of laughter. That’s when their own little personalities shine through.
Everyone is a photographer now. How often do you whip out your phone to take a quick shot of something? Probably a few times a day. And most of your photos are probably selfies, or pics of you (or your kids) looking right at the camera and smiling. I want to give you something that’s not that. I want to show you as a family. How you are, and who you are. All the quirks and silliness. The little expressions and the things they do.
Before I get to the images from the workshop (styled by the amazing Sarah-Beth Photography), I just want to let you know that I only have FOUR weekend dates left for family or couples sessions this fall. Contact me ASAP if you’d like to snag one of those!
St. Louis, Missouri | Joshua Tree, California | Destination Wedding + Elopement Photographer
let's meet for an adventure... or we can start with instagram
© 2023 JAIMIE NICOLE KRAUSE