A walk in the wild – Fort Lauderdale family photographer

I have a confession to make.

I get nervous before every single session. Not because I don’t know what I’m doing with my camera, but mostly because I don’t plan much at all. I prefer to let sessions unfold how they will, and document moments as they happen.

To combat my feeling of flying without a parachute, I make it a point to meet with all new clients, in person, prior to a session. I started doing this about two years ago, and although it’s a big effort and a lot of extra time spent on a first session, it nearly ALWAYS pays off. I’m more relaxed. My clients are more relaxed. Photos are better as a result.

So when Rachel, who lives in the Bay Area, contacted me for a session while she was down for spring break visiting her parents, I definitely had a case of the nerves. (Yes, Rachel, I did!!) Obviously, we’d not have time to meet first.

Rachel’s originally from this area and mentioned she’d like to have images that capture the tropical feeling of this area. My mind immediately went to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.

We met at the park and fairly immediately my nerves went away. We spent time exploring, gathering sticks, leaves, poking at ants, examining spiders, climbing trees and adventuring through the thick parts of the park.

Instead of a “session” it turned out to be more like a fun walk in the tropical forest, with me and my new friends. And my camera, of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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7 thoughts on “A walk in the wild – Fort Lauderdale family photographer

  1. My heart is full! Works of art, Emily, and such a fun day. Grin..swoon..*melt* we are loving looking at these again and again and revisiting that tropical wonderland together — thank you so much!!!

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