The KNIFFEN family | North Phoenix Family Desert Photographer

When a family books me for lifestyle family portraits, my main goals are to capture love and connection; if nothing else, a quick glimpse into the essence of what makes that family special and unique. I do not want my clients to have images that are stiff and uncomfortable (albeit well-dressed) versions of themselves.  I want them to cherish the images that convey a feeling and that bring them back to a fleeting moment in time. When I deliver their gallery, I strive for their response to be "you really captured, US!"

Without a sense of connection I am simply capturing the pose and their outfits.  Perceivable connection gives family photos a human feel, and makes everything contained in them appear genuine and sincere.

Once you give yourself the freedom to go beyond the traditional, stiff and posed family portraits, you not only get images like these that exude emotion and authentic family life moments, but you take the pressure and stress out of looking perfect for family photos.

There are so many reasons I adore natural, lifestyle family portrait sessions but I think the images speak for themselves every time.

Family on a blanket in the desert in Phoenix | Lifestyle Family Photography in PhoenixSibling tickle | Phoenix Lifestyle Family portraitsMom + Dad | Phoenix Lifestyle Family PortraitsBig brother cheesy smile | Phoenix Lifestyle Family PortraitsSibling shot | Phoenix Lifestyle Family PortraitsLittle brother in a Tree | Phoenix Lifestyle Family PortraitsTwins touching noses | Phoenix Lifestyle Family PortraitsUp close twin eskimo kiss | Phoenix Lifestyle Family PortraitsChild Portrait | Phoenix Lifestyle Family PortraitsTwo brothers and a sister | Phoenix Lifestyle Family PortraitsFollow the Leader Family shot | Phoenix Lifestyle Family PortraitsKids skipping away | Phoenix Lifestyle Family Portraits Family Money shot | Phoenix Lifestyle Family PortraitsFamily connection on a blanket | Phoenix Lifestyle Family PortraitsDesert lifestyle family shot | Phoenix Family Photography Freckles and red head little girl up close | Phoenix Lifestyle Family Photographer