When I am asked to photograph a family...I have two goals in mind for every session. First, to connect and second, to create. Connecting versus directing. Playing games. Learning about the individuals that make up each family. And creating the pieces to a story that is uniquely yours. Creating images and creating space...so much so that perhaps you forget I am even off in the distance photographing your family dynamic and interactions. Over the years I have found that this approach can help calm nerves and create masterpieces. Maybe not "masterpieces" in the sense that everyone is perfectly posed...but "masterpieces" of candidness that serve as reminders of the expressions or tickle monsters or nose kisses that will spark memories and evoke emotions for years and generations to come.