There are many rewarding careers, but I think being a family photographer is right up there in the top ten, or maybe five. My goal, my drive, my passion is capturing a family at this stage in their life, and preserving those memories for a lifetime. Nothing makes me more happy than seeing a mom tear-up (sounds sick but it’s a good thing) because an image represents everything that she sees and loves about her children. We want to help preserve memories, and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to purchase a gift certificate for a future photo session. This time of year when the weather flirts that warmer temperatures are right around the corner, I am itching for an outdoor family session. I want to play with my subjects in the cool shade of green trees, go barefoot in the grass, smell the flowers and soak up the golden hues of the late day sun. Below is an example of a typical outdoor family session. We always take our time, take a little stroll and get some group shots, walk and talk a little and get some more group photos, then break into individual pictures, and end with some fun and giggles before I put the camera away. I don’t believe in rushing a photo session. My favorite, favorite part is the quiet one on one when I do individual photos and have my camera pull that special sparkle and sunshine from my subject. It’s what makes my heart sing.