family photo session in central park
It's been 10 years since we met for the very first time in Central Park for a family photo session. I didn't have kids yet and Max - this big boy in the photos, was 2 years old! Since then we meet every year and have a family photoshoot. Since day one we have not only taken photographs, but we've talked, we've hung out, and we've built a friendship.
I like learning about my clients, their families, their kids, their interests, etc. When I know them I know better what photos they need, and what should I pay attention to. Like here, we had time to talk about kids and how well they play guitar. So we took them with us, we had great shots, lots of fun, and I had a chance to listen to them play. If I just want to shoot and go to the next client I would never learn that and we wouldn't have those photos. But, that's just me. I've never been a "thank you, next" kind of photographer.