Family sessions are not the dreaded, uptight experience that you may have in mind. In fact they are quite the opposite! Your session will be relaxed, fun, and a wonderful memory in and of itself. My style is a mixture of posed and candid...I know that every parent wants the "money shot" for the holiday card, and that is a top priority for each session. However, I also know that the more candid and unposed images will let your family's genuine dynamic shine through. I think it is very important that you always be given direction, so even when going for the "unposed" images you will constantly be staged and guided in a way that will allow you to comfortably and confidently interact with your family for pictures.
Worried that your kids won't sit still or cooperate? You're probably right! But we always get a full and gorgeous gallery anyway. I specialize in photographing families with toddlers, and have three myself. I have developed a unique set of posing techniques that is efficient and works with, rather than against, the challenges that any specific child may present.