Letting Go Of Expectation in Photography

How Letting Go of Expectation Leads to Magic

Being in the Moment For Your Session


Letting go of expectation can be really hard when planning a photo session with your family! We hold a lot of ideas in our minds about how we want things to turn out. Between the outfits we wear, the weather we dream up, and the attitudes of our kids (and sometimes husbands!) And sometimes, none of it goes according to plan. Does that mean all is lost? Definitely not!

When we work together, I send prep guides to you to help you plan accordingly. In all of my guides, I always say my best piece of advice is to let it all go. We may get stuck in an unexpected rain storm or your child may spill juice on their dress right before we meet. Some of the best photos I have taken have had both of these elements. Telling the story of your family at this stage of your life, may involve a juice spill or a rain storm. I imagine in ten years, that may be one of the most endearing details of the capture.

We don’t strive for perfection, because quite frankly, perfection is boring. I like to say I romanticize your reality. What makes a great photograph? Authentic displays of emotion and affection. If you’re in your head about the weather or the juice spill, it will come through in photographs. But take what happens, and make it silly. Take what happens and laugh about all of the craziness of it! I promise this helps create the best of memories!

So if you’re ready to let go of all the expectations, and take in a beautiful sunrise or sunset with your family (juice spills and all!) I would love to meet you!


I wholeheartedly believe in the power of authentic documentation. Our stories and truths are not only a gift for ourselves, but also through the generations, becoming treasured keepsakes as proof of our place and time. My passion lies in storytelling that focuses on your present moments. Whether our adventures take us deep into the Hudson Valley, high in the Catskill Mountains, or within the comfort of your home, it is always about where you are meant to be and where you feel the most alive.