The Hagen Family- San Francisco, CA

I never thought I really wanted to photograph families.

Nothing against families I just didn't know how I could do it and feel like myself...feel like I was photographing the part of a family that was important to remember.

I think smiling shots looking at my lens are important, I do. I just don't think you are usually in a perfect little group smiling at a camera. I want you to remember what it was really like "being" part of your family.

Once I figured out my family shooting grove, it was like the clouds parted, and a chorus of angels started singing.

Lifestyle family photography is my thing. Shooting in people's homes is so amazing and fun and just makes sense. I have found my love for shooting families.

This sweet family was one of my all time favorites. It doesn't hurt that they have amazing color and texture in their home..but way more than that I loved the dynamic of the four of them. Such a balance of everything. So much love and tending to needs and big sighs of exhaustion. Taking care of little humans is the most exhausting and exhilarating of all life's challenges. I am convinced of that.

I've said it once and I will say it again, thank you for letting me into your personal space. Thank you for letting me see what you four are all about. I really, really loved it.