My favorite types of images aren't your classic portraits. They're the pictures that tell a story, show personality and are engaging. Therefore my style is very relaxed and open to the moment, as I want you to be.
I do not rely heavily on props, posing or positioning but rather may suggest a pose or grouping and see how it develops from there. Siblings and families often meld together into what's comfortable for them based on their own family dynamics and in doing so, create a portrait that looks natural and comfortable.
I will recommend locations, times of day and make clothing suggestions but will let the session play itself out. I strive to take images of people being themselves. If they aren't smiling or always looking at the camera that's ok. I want you to be able to look at your pictures and say, "yes, that's (fill in the blank)." I feel this is the best type of portrait, as it catches a moment in time of you, your spouse or your child doing what he or she does best, being themselves.