So crazy thing is that I work to make other families look beautiful for their family portraits, and I have a hard time doing the same for my family. I have tried many a time over the years, and it has gone well, but at great effort and a need for a spa day afterwards!
My husband and I see the need to hire a photographer, which is hard for me because I am one. And for all the reasons people come to me in the first place (I want to remember this stage my family is in, my kids are growing so fast, I want a beautiful photo of all of us together), I asked my photography friend to take mine!
She lives in L.A. and is a mother, photographer and actress. And I could see all of these roles come into play as I had the lovely experience of being photographed by her. I kept telling her, “This is great, this is so easy! Thank you so much!” She was on the other end of the camera and I could let go and trust she would find the right details to capture us in a beautiful way, and she did! She is a charming person and so positive, the energy she brings made us happy to be together and took away any awkwardness.
If you are vacationing in the L.A. area and would like an easy breezy photoshoot with a talented photographer, look Catherine up! Catherine Kang Photography (mypixieset.com)
These are the photos that I took of Catherine and her family.
What I learned from photographing Catherine is that she is a great model! Not a surprise being a professional actress, but I loved the way she would stand where I asked her too, but then would make small movements in between pauses—-the result? More natural looking photos, because poses were not held for long.
Now how do I translate this to everyday humans who don’t Act on a regular basis? I’m still working on it, but I have a new goal! Catherine was inspiring!
Catherine’s thoughts about the Photoshoot!
“I had the pleasure of having my family’s photos done with Julie while we were in town for Thanksgiving. Not only did she find a beautiful location for us, she had three generations of family totally at ease and having fun during our efficiently run session. Her eye for posing different sized groups and catching the sweet moments make our entire gallery of photos just gorgeous and PRICELESS! She’s a total pro, and being a family photographer myself in the LA area, I was beyond thrilled with my experience and the results of my shoot with Julie! I highly recommend working with her if you are in the Phoenix area!!” -Catherine