In less than 3 minutes after my arrival, Anne-Sophie presents me with 2 pictures she drew and coloured for me. My brows rise in appreciation. Julie and Jean-Francois have earned my instant respect with their mad parenting skills. This brilliant suggestion (to make some pictures – a gift – for me) created an instant friendly connection between Anne-Sophie and her new photographer. …… and when big sister trusts someone new, little brother follows her lead.
So much of my work is about observing people and I get a real charge out of watching a family where the children are obviously comfortable, safe and confident in their own space. I know a lot of work and thought go into creating a home life like that for kids and I always admire it. Here are Julie, Jean-Francois, Anne-Sophie and Étienne.
Their session slideshow video: