Cozy Late Fall Family Session | Boston Family Photographer

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There’s a lot of talk in the photography world about identifying one’s ideal client and then figuring out how to market to them. Photography mentors will suggest to their mentees that they conjure up a list of characteristics that make someone “ideal” to them. Often, these lists include things like “well-dressed” or “good sense of style” and “beautifully decorated home.” I love all of those things, too (I’d be lying if I said I didn’t), but my ideal clients can’t really be pinpointed with strategic marketing plans, because my the #1 thing I care about is that my clients have a good sense of humor, and how on earth would I target that? Somehow identify every person in the greater Boston area who has children and doesn’t take life too too seriously?? LOLLLL. I dunno, but I fortunately have been able to find plenty of people just like this :).

So what does all of that have to do with THIS family?! Well, in addition to the fact their home had me drooling during their newborn session, and mom’s dress had me swooning during their 9-month session, these people have a delightful sense of humor. You see, we had some trouble getting a “normal” looking family photo that included their dogs at this session, and although we finally succeeded, they chose to include the outtake (which is total chaos and you will absolutely be able to identify it when you go through these photos) on their holiday card this year. When I got it in the mail I just about diedddd, and decided that I definitely want to be their photog fo’ life :).