Every family is different; each seems to have its own personality and set of dynamics. I truly enjoy taking the time to get to know the families I photograph, and I strive to bring some of that personality forward in their photographs.
A note about children and pets... I adore them! When photographing children, I strive to keep the mood relaxed and playful. Kids photograph best when they are allowed the freedom to be themselves. I try to avoid stiff posing, and tend to start with what comes naturally to the child and tweak it from there.