Family Photos San Diego
One really neat thing about starting mentoring last year was the ability to connect with people all over the world who have a passion for photography. Most students practice what we talk about by shooting their families so I become very well acquainted with their kids and pets. By the end of our time working together, I feel like I’ve known my students for years. And while connecting online is great, connecting in person is even better. Living in the Netherlands has opened up so many real opportunities to visit the students who have contacted me from various countries in Europe.
Nina was one of my first students when I started mentoring and the first student to also become a Storytelling Session client. I get excited to shoot photographers, but when Nina asked for me to photograph her family, I got super excited! I was already familiar with her family and her shooting style. I had seen the inside of her house from her pictures. And I knew she really loved and appreciated my work. Plus, I was able to finally meet an international student in person!
This session was supposed to highlight a normal morning routine, but it was kind of anything but normal. Little Frida was still asleep when I arrived, hours after her normal wake up time. Breakfast slowly turned into brunch and threatened to turn into lunch as midday approached. Any hopes we had of playing outside were squashed by a random summer storm. But despite all of that, there was still plenty of laughing and cuddling and playing and snacking for me to photograph.