The family portrait. It’s something we are all familiar with, and most do not look forward to. Visions of kids running and crying, refusing to cooperate, and lots of time spent standing around waiting for it to be over. As a photographer you don’t want this to be the common reaction (obviously). I do take pride in my ability to rock out large family groups at weddings in no time and keep everyone happy. It took lots of weddings and many different routines to figure out the magic trick to families.
This has been a very busy year for me! I booked more weddings than ever, we are building a house, getting married, and opening two new businesses. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about where I want my work to go and whats important to me, our family, and how I want to spend my time. Significance has always been a priority and something I am constantly striving for. I want to take images that matter! The closer I get to creating my own family the more I realize how important time is and how precious each moment is with your loved ones. Getting back to my roots, I love images with a film grain. I started out in a darkroom and spent time working with each image-by hand in the dark. The time consuming (and expensive) process was challenging, fun, and contributed to a lot of creativity in my work. I’m blessed that my clients are willing to take a chance and give me the freedom to create. “I trust you” is my absolute favorite thing to hear – its the creativity green light. Documenting moments is an intimate process that doesn’t come easy to everyone. It can be nerve racking, intimidating, and seem uncomfortable, which is why I recommend letting go and letting your photographer take the reigns to tell your story.
I was so happy to meet Molly and Max before their big day to catch a few photos and meet baby Jane. Their wedding at The Monastery was beautiful and ended with a bash on the dance floor. I will post sneaks soon!
When you’re 12, into fashion, and your friends I’m not sure there could be a cooler birthday option than a Tween Fashion Photo Party in OTR. These girls blew me away from the moment they stepped foot in my studio. All very confident, excited and ready to WERK. They showed me that I am now old and need to update my social media knowledge. haha. It was so fun to get to hang with them and see all of their personalities come to light in front of the camera. Oh to be 12\13.
All I had to say was “model pose” – they nailed it.
The girls had a blast creating their own snaps in my studio. They had tons of their own ideas – this was not their first day in front of the camera!
Quite possibly the coolest mom ever. Hair blowouts, dinner in OTR, and a cool photoshoot, followed by ice-cream #perfectday
Holiday portraits are such a fun way to share your childhood milestones. Yesterday we drove all the way out to Dirr Nurseries in Goshen to take a few photos among the Christmas trees. The people at Dirr are so friendly and accommodating! You can cut your own tree, and they will package it up in their sleigh, past the north pole sign, and serve you a cup of hot chocolate. I absolutely love the beautiful colors around this time of year -blues, purples, light cloudy sky. Luckily, it wasn’t too cold and we had a blast hiding and playing in the trees.North Pole or Bermuda…you pick
Kisses all aroundOf course Mickey had to come too….Winter snuggles with MomLittle hands. Tiny Flowers
I’ve been turning away far too many family portrait sessions due to limited availability in the fall. So I decided to host a day of mini sessions. Perfect for: maternity, baby milestones, families, couples, kids, pets, etc. (Immediate family groups only***larger grouping\multi-generation will be charged based on households). Check out my collections for examples of my stuff http://www.new.robinmckerrell.com/
Here’s how it works: There will be 8 available spots. At least 4 of the time slots must be booked to make the day so tell your friends. This is a great opportunity for Christmas cards or just a chance to update your family photos in the beautiful fall weather. Shoot must be for personal use only (non-commercial).
Sessions will be 30mins each. The cost is $250 cash due at the time of your session (no check or credit cards). You will receive all of your best images in high resolution, hand retouched by me in a sharing gallery with full print rights.
Please email me the time you are interested in with the subject line “mini session”(robinmckerrell@gm
Time Slots Available:
Cincinnati fall mini photography session