I have photographed well over 200 families or couples in the state of Maine and New Hampshire. I have gone all the way to Acadia National Park down to Nubble Headlight. Each and every spot had breathtaking views. However, after more than a decade of photographing people all over Maine and New England, I have discovered that the best place to take pictures in Maine is definitely your own home.
I know that great light and a simple background is all I need. Because I believe that the photographs and vides should be about you and the people you love not about the breathtaking locations. I can find great light and clean backgrounds in pretty much any setting. So no stressing about that. Just relax and be yourselves.
Choosing an in-home family photography session can be a great option for capturing meaningful and authentic moments with your loved ones. Here are some reasons why you might choose an in-home family photography session:
Personalized and Meaningful Setting:
Your home is a place filled with memories, familiar spaces, and sentimental items. In-home sessions allow you to capture moments in a setting that has special meaning to your family. This makes the photos more personal and authentic.
Comfort and Relaxation:
In the comfort of your own home, family members tend to feel more relaxed and at ease. This can lead to more natural and candid photographs.
You don’t have to worry about weather conditions affecting the photos. If it happens to be extremely dark we will reschedule but most times I can find spaces with enough light. Don’t forget about WIND. You won’t have to deal with windy hair flying around. I know when we take our own family photos outside that is probably the factor I consider more than even light or temperature.
No Travel Hassles:
In-home sessions save you the time and effort required to travel to an outdoor location or studio. This is especially convenient for families with young children. No needing to pack up the car, rush out the door, wrinkle your outfits, stress about being on time, entertain the kids, etc. I arrive to your house and from there we make memories. Simple as that.
Your home offers a variety of settings for photography. This includes living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and outdoor spaces like gardens or patios. You can capture a wide range of moments and moods in one location.
Capture Daily Life:
In-home sessions allow me to capture your family engaging in everyday activities. Whether it’s reading a book, playing games, baking in the kitchen, or simply lounging together. These candid shots often convey the genuine essence of your family life.
Time Of Day:
In-home sessions are typically in the mid morning to early afternoon hours. Which is excellent for young children. Children are always so much better to photography during the daytime hours. At night they can be hungry, fussy and tired. Being able to photograph them when they are in a great mood and awake makes for a much easier session for everyone.
Including Your Pets:
If you have pets, in-home sessions are an excellent choice as they allow your furry family members to participate and be captured in a comfortable environment. Many outdoor locations like beaches and parks do not allow pets.
Being in your own home can encourage natural interactions and connections between family members, resulting in heartwarming and emotionally resonant photos.
You have the convenience of changing outfits or utilizing various props from your own home.
Snack and Bathroom breaks:
With children this can be one of the best benefits. If they get hungry or messy we can just take a quick break.
In home sessions truly are one of the best place to take pictures in Maine. We spend so much time at home with our loved ones. Shouldn’t our photos and videos reflect that?
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