That moment when you didn’t hire models, but this family shows up for portraits. Yes, that moment. When I met Edna, I was not only taken away by how stunningly gorgeous she was, but how warm and vibrant she is as a person. She, her husband, and their two sons arrived perfectly coordinated on a windy fall day at the beach, ready for some fun family portraits.
Her oldest son was energetic and eager to explore! Her youngest was much milder, watching, playing, and studying everything. And hubby was agreeable to every suggestion. I always find family dynamics fascinating.
I love lifestyle portraits… those images that feel natural, unposed, and emotive. Whether in home, at a park, or at the beach, I believe movement and naturalness conveys so much about the people in the portraits. And as I presented Edna her finished images, she was captivated by the emotion in the images, too.
Imagine being a child and looking up to see a gorgeous image of you and your family, all together, happy and relaxed. What contentment that brings to a child! What assurance! It whispers, “You are loved. We are a family. We are all here together and it’s wonderful…”
"Lori is an exceptional photographer, and was my first choice for capturing images of my son for his senior pictures!! She made him feel at ease immediately, traveled to the locations he was interested in, and captured who he is perfectly!" ~ Tonia R.
Lori Stead is a fine art portrait photographer in Corpus Christi, TX. She enjoys creating maternity, newborn, seniors, couples, family, children, and boudoir portraits. She is also a wife, mother of four, and adventurer.