Amy from Beloved Photography focuses on a different type of photography than one that I have ever explored before but it's not my favorite type of photography. She really has a talent for telling the story and sharing the pieces of the puzzle that you may forget or simply overlook. I am so grateful that she was there for us to capture our lives as a family of four and again as a family of five.
Below is a little excerpt from my original blog post on our experience with Amy, you can read the full post here.
"We decided to schedule for a weekend day so that my husband would be home and we wouldn't have to be anywhere - it was seriously effortless. My house was the very basic level of clean (not mom level clean - but also not gross), I was in my normal sweatpants, the kids dressed themselves like usual, and we just hung out like we normally do on the weekends. There were a few moments that my kids weren't sure what to do - I wanted them to play like a normal day but they didn't want to miss out on any action because they really loved Amy so I had to encourage them to take her to see their toys. Even with that I still feel like Amy captured them playing naturally in their rooms like any other day.
I don't know about you and your family but my husband is not a photo guy, he gets stressed out over spending money on something that may or may not turn out because the kids are being divas, which to be fair our kids are. Any fan of Friends on here? Both of my kids (and my husband) have a total Chandler smile when a camera is put in front of them. You have to be a really skilled photographer to get a genuine smile out of any of them. However this documentary style photography was totally meant for my husband - he got to play video games and Legos with the kids in jeans and a t shirt while getting his picture taken and his wife was happy. It was like a triple score for him.
Let's get down to the pictures - Amy with Beloved Photography captured such amazing moments for us, from the kids helping me with dinner, to the crazy contraption E came up with using two horses and a guitar, and O loosing PieFace Showdown. I'll let you see for yourself - and if you're interested in documentary photography I highly recommend you speak with Amy. She has such a passion for this type of photography and is happy to just live life with you. She mentioned being happy to hop in the car with us and take photos wherever - a trip to Target, school drop off/pick up, she's good with it all. Enjoy our photos and share your thoughts in the comments! Would love to hear if this is something you would feel comfortable doing."