Real Expressions from a Real Family | St. Louis Photographer

I am so lucky that I know this family “in real life”. However, sometimes knowing my clients personally can make a photo session more stressful for me. I am more self-conscious about what I say to get everyone to laugh because I have to face them again and try to act like I didn’t just make jokes about bodily functions! Anyway, I think this for this session, it was good that I knew them because the kiddos were more playful with me and we got some genuine expressions – my favorite!

Hopefully, you can tell by my work that I love photos were the parents say that the expression I captured is exactly how they see their own children. Sometimes that means that the kids aren’t looking at the camera or they aren’t smiling perfectly.

This session was almost all genuine expressions. The photos I chose for this blog post aren’t the perfect postcard smiling family but they are the photos I love best – the “real” ones. I hope you enjoy!

One last thing, these kiddos have the best hair!

Family of 5 sitting on blanket - Longview Farm Park | St. Louis Children's PhotographerFamily of 5 sitting on blanket in wooded area - Longview Farm Park | St. Louis PhotographerThree children holding hands in wooded area - Longview Farm Park | St. Louis Family PhotographerYoung boy looking sideways with his eyes | St. Louis PhotosYoung boy looking at camera with hand on head - Longview Farm Park | St. Louis Children's PhotographerYoung boy looking at camera with smirk on face - Longview Farm Park | St. Louis PhotographerYoung girl in woods - Longview Farm Park | St. Louis PhotosYoung girl looking at camera smiling - Longview Farm Park | St. Louis Family Photos