Authentic Family Photographer in Connecticut

Authentic Family Photographer in Connecticut -365 personal project - week 2

 Father and daughter build a snow man in Connecticut

I'm not very good at consistency. I start projects and work while I'm inspired then let it go. But it is the beginning of the year and one piece of New Years advice I'm noticing everywhere is that daily practice can make big changes. Everyone knows that a little exercise every day can mean huge health improvements, so I'm hoping that a little shooting every day will push me towards a few of my goals this year (one of which includes being the best authentic family photographer in Connecticut).

 authentic family photography in Connecticut picture of brother and sister both crying 

One of the things that scared me about doing a 365 project was the thought of shooting without intention. 2016 was a huge year for me as an artist. I moved away from trying to make pretty pictures towards making meaningful pictures. So I had no intention of starting a 365 which might mean making pictures for my project that weren't meaningful but just done for the sake of the project. I felt that it could take me in the wrong direction. I want to make authentic family pictures for Connecticut families so I need to make sure that I practice what I preach with my own family.

 Black and white Connecticut family picture of toddler girl's face looking at a hand holding a heart shaped ornament.

Luckily, I've found the opposite to be true. Knowing that I want to make a meaningful, authentic family picture every day has caused me to be more present with my family, notice meaningful moments so that I can make a great picture.

 Action shot of Hamden Ct family playing a throwing game, candid photograph features two toddlers and a mom.

If you're interested in having these meaningful, authentic family pictures made of your Connecticut family click here. You will find all the info as well as a video from one of my recent Real Day Sessions.

 Black and white Authentic portraiture of child in window in ballet clothes in Hamden Connecticut.

Also, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram because this project is about so much more than one picture per day from my little slice of the world.

 Still life of dollhouse fine art photograph by Chelsea Silbereis Connecticut family photographer
 Mom and daughter do "airplane" acrobatics move in this candid lifestyle family pictures by connecticut photographers chelsea silbereis.



The Best Connecticut Family Photographer

I started a 365.

 toddler potty training and playing toy piano while singing in CT

This is a monolithic feat that photographers take on.

 Documentary family photography featuring 3 month old baby taking a bath with dad and big sister who is washing his chin

One picture per day, every day for a year.

 Lifestyle family photography in Connecticut with toddler girl reading in a window.

Not just a picture, a good picture.

 Ct Candid family photography with two girls playing catch with mom.

What you may not know is that photography is a visual art like any other. Let's take oil painting as an example. An oil painter does a whole bunch of sketches before even starting their painting. Then they paint some, paint some more, fine tune it, whittle away at it, paint over some parts, add and add until it's done (not to mention, there are a lot of paintings that get scrapped).

 Best Connecticut Family photographers make candid lifestyle and documentary pictures in black and white of kids playing with scooters.

Photography is the same, loooootts of pictures to make one good one.

 Black and white documentary family photography featuring rear view mirror with mom taking picture and toddler in car seat reflected.

That's what makes it so addicting.

 ct family photographers image of toddler in ballet clothes sitting on couch.

Anyways, a 365 is a beast, but it is a beast because of the practice and practice and practice.

Striving for greatness is never easy.

But there's no other way I can be the Best Connecticut Family Photographer

(P.S. These are my first week of pictures!)

Real Day sessions for the Holidays

So I’ve decided to hand my newborn over to my husband, pump a whole bunch of milk and get off the couch. At least for a day or two.

I'm opening up two Real Day sessions in the month of December. I've been dying to get back to making pictures of families and this is the perfect month to do it.

Real Day sessions are just that: your real day, your whole day, turned into art. And December is the perfect month to do it because we can document your holiday traditions. That may mean making cookies, picking out a tree or the madness of gift shopping. Whatever your family does, I do too, but I’ll be there with my camera, making those memories into something tangible, into art you can look at in 20 years and remember exactly how this season felt, exactly what you and your kids were up to.

It is a total holiday win, you get awesome pictures, you don’t have to change your schedule and I promise, your partner will love me too.

Listen, there are only two slots available, when they’re gone they’re gone.

Message me to secure your spot. (Click Here)

Your session will include:

     -a full day with me

     -your very own slide show to share with friends and family

     -an online gallery of your pictures

     -digital download your full size files for you to print and share

Sessions are three payments of $325, the first due to secure your day, the second due at the time of your session and the third due upon receipt of your gallery (typically 30 days after your session).

I can’t wait (seriously, I’ve been waiting for this all year)