Below are 31 of my favorite photos taken during fun & playful, outdoor photo session in Cranbury Park, Norwalk, CT. These portraits fall into the lifestyle category. And on this day, with a toddler, that meant exciting, energetic, unplanned photos in a photojournalistic style.
“Be in pictures” is a searchable hashtag [#beinpictures] used by photographers, on Twitter and Instagram, it is also searchable on the web in general and will bring up various portrait blogs. The two most common forms of the idea are: #beinpictures and #existinphotos.
What is #beinpictures?
This seemed like a great opportunity to explore a topic I feel deeply about. It is the reason I am a photographer: to create a legacy for you, with photos that you will be very proud to show everyone that visits your home. Family photos that are in your life, that you see every day, that you deeply love – a series of portraits of your and your family that becomes more valued as time passes.
It is fair to say, personal photography has exploded. Everyone owns a camera nowadays because cameras are built into most digital devices. I see first hand how mothers love to document their families – particularly babies and toddlers. So when it comes to taking photos that include dad, who is usually missing from the picture? Mom. Because she is behind the camera! Circling back to my message reminding you to exist in portraits, it is for the sole purpose of being in pictures with your children, for your children.
Research on self esteem
I was looking into this topic further and found out research has been done that verifies young children get a self esteem boost when they experience themselves – through printed photos – depicted within a complete family unit.
To read my complete essay on this topic – #beinpictures – click here.