In today’s world, we can be distracted by the myth of the “Pinterest perfect” family. Carefully curated images, posted with template filters, perfect captions, and inspirational quotes. It can be hard not to fall into the comparison trap. I know you know this, but this is not real life. Social media is someone’s highlight reel, and sometimes not an accurate representation of the actual moments that are taking place. Real life is a stubborn toddler, piles of laundry, and breakfast on the go. While I aim to deliver you with high-quality, artistic family portraits, I also strive for authentic portraiture, capturing the spirit of your little ones and your family.
This brings me to local mom, Linsley Waldron. I just love Linsley’s style. She approaches her family photography sessions with an open attitude. She truly wants to capture her family in a genuine manner, highlighting everyone’s personalities.
In today’s blog, Linsley shares her thoughts about her photo session with me:
What was picture day like?
We were running late and our youngest was being a 2 year old so we were rolling in HOT and a little stressed. But of course, Tracey's chill even keel disposition and never feeling rushed made everyone feel fine. In turn, we got great pictures that show who we are as a family.
Which images stood out to you and why?
We have an image of our 2 year old daughter, Margo, with a “pop” that’s so beautiful. It was a bribe at the time, but now it serves as a snapshot in time to remind of us of Margo at that phase. (We had used pops to transition her off her pacifier.) Time flies and you quickly forget all the small little hectic details of your third child. Having this photo of her baby face with that pink pop in hand is something I will cherish forever.
Our Christmas card was one of Tracey’s photos of our son being a complete goof! Which is totally him- jumping up and swinging on our arms - the belly laughs and everyone running in their own directions but having Tracey capture it in one lens is why she’s so talented and easy to be around!
Why did you order professional prints?
We enjoy having physical photo prints displayed in our home, as opposed to stuck on the computer or phone. I didn’t want to lose quality by transferring them to a different print source. We made giant prints and displayed them in our house and they are crystal clear. We used her printer and we were blown away at the professional finish! They are awesome.
What’s a memorable moment from your session?
Seeing Tracey get into the ocean and have a wave crash into her and her simply smiling saying, “Well, we got the shot!” We knew at that point that this is way more than just a job for her. She loves what she does which is refreshing!
Any parting words?
Tracey is local, low key and so easy to be around. She is affordable for family photos and keeps everything stress free, relaxed when things can be hectic when you want your kids to SMILE or act a certain way. It was even easy to convince my hubby to come along and that’s not always easy! Then getting a professional result is a win/win!
Linsley Waldorn is a mom of 3 in Hamilton, MA, and also serves as an Account Executive for Nike Licensed Apparel. We first met several years ago, when I photographed her son as part of the Hamilton-Wenham Youth Soccer League. Since then, we have had several sessions together including a mommy and me session, a family beach photo shoot, professional headshots, and more soccer photos.
More photos from our session: