bee's portrait Photography

Toronto Family Photographer

Embracing the Chaos of Family Photography

March 25, 2024

Hi, I'm Annie!
Welcome to the Bee's Portrait Photography blog! Explore favourite sessions, wardrobe tips + tricks, favourite locations and more!
Learn more

“My kids will not sit still,” or “my little ones are very high-energy,” or “they’ll never be able to hang in for an hour session,” are three things I hear a variation of almost every single day in my job. Kindly so, clients are worried that their little ones will be too busy, too chaotic, or too-insert-big-emotion-here for our session together. I think we all share a misconception that perfect poses and smiles are the only ingredients for a successful session, but I am here to tell you that this is just not true!

Family photography is beautiful because of its authenticity. Sessions should be what family life is: raw, sometimes loud, usually silly, joyous and tiring, busy and unfiltered. Life with young children is inherently chaotic, filled with laughter, tears, and unexpected moments.

Instead of striving for perfection, my family sessions embrace the messiness of family life, allowing genuine emotions and connections to shine through. From playful tickle fights to tender moments of comfort, chaotic sessions capture the true essence of your family dynamics in all their imperfect glory.

It’s in the midst of chaos that you get the most precious moments. Whether it’s a toddler’s impromptu dance party or siblings sharing a secret giggle, or a little one who refuses to give up their crackers or gummies they’re happily munching on, “chaotic” family sessions render those incredible moments of joy and spontaneity. My sessions are all about embracing the unpredictability of the moment, allowing families to relax and to be themselves. And my clients often say that it’s these moments that render the most heartfelt and cherished images.

Life is messy, chaotic, and unpredictable, and chaotic family photography sessions embrace this reality with open arms. Rather than striving for flawless poses , these sessions focus on capturing the journey—the ups, the downs, and everything in between. Whether it’s a toddler’s tantrum or a parent’s loving embrace, every moment is a part of the story, reminding us that beauty can be found in the midst of chaos.

If you’re looking for a photographer whose approach is relaxed, go-with-the-flow and child-led – then I would absolutely love to work together with you and your family. There is no kiddo or situation that is too much for me because I truly value every single moment that you share as a family. Documenting wherever you are in your family journey, no matter what that looks or feels like, is so important to me.

Reach out here to book your session now!

© bee's portrait photography 2024