Goodness I loved this photo shoot with the Sloans. And one of the things I loved most about it is that I couldn’t have planned it. Not a second.
It told its own story. And the wonderful personalities of all the family members just shone forward.
It can be hard for some people to trust that their shoot will unfold as it will, and for that reason it is perfectly reasonable to want to plan a photo shoot. If that is what you’d like, by all means, have a plan. But make the plan knowing that the photos you will love — the ones that will pull at your heartstrings and make you say “Yes! That’s US!” — those photos will happen outside of your plan.
So it’s ok to go into the shoot with no ideas, even. This shoot was in January, of all months. And just look. Look at the memories, the love, the hilarity of it all. It had its own life.
That’s what I love most about this job — you can’t plan the magic — it comes out as it will. Perfectly.