Today I am sharing a lovely fall session that was taken on Princeton University Campus and the surrounding areas. One of the wonderful things that Princeton has to offer is variety. There are so many little nooks and amazing areas to discover in this scenic college town. You want great architecture? You got! You want lush greenery? It has that, too! You want an ivy covered stone wall? Look no further! I think you get what I mean. It makes photographing sessions there a no brainer. Chances are there is something for everyone.
I have been photographing the Wozniak Family for a few years now. Their beautiful girls are naturals in front of the camera. And I don’t mean that is the “smile for the camera” kind of way. I mean that when we have a session together they are comfortable enough to chat with me, and go about their day while I document it. It is something I strive for. My lifestyle sessions will always involve a certain amount of posing. Setting up the family for their portrait, or having the children sit with me so I can talk to them and get them comfortable. But it is after all that “planned positioning”, that I am able to get the natural reactions and genuine emotion from the families I photograph. I think the combination of that, mixed with the documentary style way I shoot the remainder of the session makes for a happy balance.
These are a few of my favorites from that afternoon. Hopefully the bright colors and warm smiles take some of the chill away from this winter day.