Have you ever thought that family pictures is much like the ABYSS? It's big, full of unknowns and quite frankly scares the shit out of you with WHAT IFS. Then you are just like me when I looked for someone new to take my picture. What if everything goes terribly wrong? What if I don't like my fake smile that always seems to come out? What if my kid act like a deaf monkey and doesn't behave? These are all things that run crazy through my head and talk me out of doing it.
I know how you feel, I have been there myself and for that reason I will read your mind. Ready to be blown away?
You love your family very much but sometimes you just can't stand them. You think children are bipolar (you may not have been able to place a word on it but now you laugh because I did) one minute they are cute, lovely and snuggle up to you, and 5 minutes later they are hitting the dog with a toy and screaming at the top of their lungs. And at that moment you thought duct taping childrens mouths should not be considered child abuse but parental therapy. You desperately want someone to make the process fun and easy, and you wish your husband would be interested in it and not act like another kid. The fear of it going terribly wrong has kept you from hiring a professional in the past. You want someone to make you laugh in front of the camera so you don't think of your fake smile, and love the idea that photoshop can hide small imperfections.
If this sounds like you and you want to know what to do next look at my work and when you are ready to hire a photographer that gets you, reach out to me.