White Salmon Photography
Even though the Columbia River Gorge is covered with amazing locations, sometimes the best location for White Salmon photography can be at the comfort of your own home. That was the case for this sweet family. There were all these great options nearby. When it came down to it, having the session in the place they call home and in their backyard meant the most to them. I think it is important for my clients to pick a place that has meaning for them. Whether that is a specific place like your backyard, your favorite hiking trail, your favorite viewpoint, being in the mountains or near the water, whatever has the most meaning to you will make your photographs mean that much more to you. I always throughout ideas for my clients, but I also make sure to suggest picking a location that has meaning. Am I just rambling along now or does this make any sense to you all? Whatever location is picked, your photos are sure to be epic and meaningful because you will be in them together making new memories and loving on each other.
Since we were in a smaller location, that also meant it went quicker which is always a plus for when kids are around. I love making it easier for kids, so I quickly discovered the things that made them laugh and smile. Any sort of tickling, running around or throwing kids in the air all makes for kiddos having genuine smiles and reactions rather than forcing little ones to smile and look. Sometimes though, you’ve got to offer them cupcakes or ice cream. Bribing can be okay sometimes and I’m not ashamed to admit that popsicles might show up every now and again as a reward. All I want is a smile and a laugh and you just do what you can.