Capturing Meaningful Moments

Being a mom and business owner can be crazy at times. As a photographer, I know how important it is to capture those everyday moments, traditions and things I want to remember as my children grow older. As a lifestyle photographer, I know how important it is to capture emotion and connection in my work. The images that pull at your heart strings and make you feel something. Taking you back to that moment in your life. Sometimes we need a little help creating the right mood or setting to capture those moments.

MOST IMPORTANT, I like to "direct" my kids or clients towards an action. Give them something to do. In the image below, I asked my daughter to go peek in that window and tell me what she saw. I waited for the perfect moment and was able to capture this story telling image. I often have a vision in my head before I start clicking. I know what I want to create and then give them a cue. This helps make the story come to life.



SECOND, I like to create moment in my images. This again works for clients or my children. For a client, I might ask the mom to twirl her daughter around. This works best when mom and daughter wears dresses. I ALWAYS recommend to my clients to wear dresses. For my daughter. I found some pretty light in our back yard and asked her to twirl around like a princess creating movement in her dress.




THIRD, capturing authentic moments. Just sitting back and watching moments unfold being ready to take the perfect shot. I believe you need to always be ready and never put your camera down when you are trying to capture REAL moments. The image below we were walking through a corn maze and my daughter stopped and noticed the corn growing in the plants. The framing was perfect, the light and moment. If I had not had my camera on me and ready to go, this shot would have never happened.



LAST, don't be afraid to soak it all in. It's great to get those "perfect" shots but also good to LAST, don't be afraid to soak it all in. It's great to get those "perfect" shots but also good to communicate and enjoy the moment as well. The BEST shots are those in-between moments.



Author: Erica Williams

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