Screaming kids. Crying parents. Somebody not wanting to be in the picture until they are "in shape". Embarrassed to tell the photographer they want casual pictures so they can post it on social media to make an ex a little jealous.
I specialize in shamelessness because I think people look best when they're in the moment. We're a bunch of differently formed meat chunks with brains who are on earth for a very short time. I don't want any of that time to be spent being anxious about photos or your photographer. If you shudder at the thought of someone being a jerk to restaurant staff, we'll have a great time and you'll get wonderful photographs.
First pics post-divorce of your new, smaller family? Last dinner party with friends before you leave for a new city? Just want someone to take candid pictures because your spouse makes you look like an open-mouthed, closed eyed sea-monster the second they press the shutter?
Life is messy, people are weird, and families can be complicated. I'm honored clients trust me to take pictures of those beautiful moments in the thick of it all.