Last spring I decided to try my hand at doing some mini sessions inside people's homes, partly in an effort to gain a few more family photojournalism-type images that I could use in my portfolio to show more natural family moments, but also to really see if it could be done successfully in such a short format session. One has to test things out before considering them again, right?
Typically my mini sessions are in a park setting and scheduled back-to-back in order to bring down the cost to my customers. For this series I was willing to put a little more into them in order to gain the new perspective and not be too concerned about travelling around for the shoots.
I joined this family in the West Island city of Pointe-Claire. I had a great time in their spacious, minimalist home that has been really nicely decorated to accommodate for play and imagination. It was really the perfect setting to try this out in, since I had lots of natural light to work with and a couple of boys that were willing to be themselves. After showing me around, and treating me to a great view of a little bird's nest that had settled into the corner of their garage roof (I didn't snap a photo unfortunately), we settled down for some play time and story time.
I think this was worth testing out and I was really pleased that they were happy with their photos in the end, have framed them on their walls and will be joining me again this year for a West Island photo session at Centennial park in DDO.
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