Cape May with the family | South Jersey storytelling photographer
Last year I was scheduled to photograph this extended family during their annual vacation in Cape May, NJ. We had plans to shoot out on the beach with sand, surf, and sun. Mother Nature was not on our side that day and the weather was all gloom and doom, so the session was cancelled. And it turned out to be the best thing ever, because, since then, I have taken the plunge into storytelling photography, as opposed to more traditional posed and semi-posed sessions. Don't get me wrong. I love a good posed portrait. My heart just doesn't sing when I shoot that genre. I gravitate toward the unscripted and the unexpected. So, this year, when asked again to photograph this incredibly fun family, I was elated to offer them a storytelling session at their vacation home to capture authentic moments of their time together.
(Turns out the adults rarely hang out on the front porch and were "acting natural." Ha! But I get it. Having a photographer present in any situation can be unnerving. And so maybe they don't frequent that awesome porch. These connections are the real deal. That's what it's all about.)