Another successful family portrait!

I love doing family portraits!  Everything about them:  meeting everyone, watching the interplay between the various family members.  Lake Tahoe in the summer seems to be a magnet for family reunions, and this particular family came from Minnesota, Indiana and California to meet up for the 50th anniversary of their parents, in a beautiful vacation home in Tahoma on the beautiful West Shore of Lake Tahoe.  I met them at this home late one afternoon to do their portrait.  When I got there I discovered a nice lawn area with a dynamic view of the lake.  This would serve as Studio 1.  We did some photos there, different combinations of the family group.

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Then we went down to the beach and did some more shots, making use of the pier and the beautifully lit boathouse in the background.

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One of my favorite parts of a family portrait is what are called outtakes.  I think these are as great as the posed shots!  Sometimes they are of the family horsing around, but sometimes, like in this one, I thought the preparation for the final pose was as much fun as the pose itself.

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I think this family had a wonderful time during their visit.  They had a special dinner catered by Exquisite Grill and since I’ve tasted their food before I know it was good!

 

 

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