I don’t do a lot of family portraits anymore, but when I do….we have fun. I have a traditional portraiture background. This means I pose and light people. But I’ve learned that the unposed, unlit sort of photo sometimes has its place, so now I’ve incorporated that into my repertoire!
This family is a repeat, which is what most of my portrait clients are these days. I first met them while photographing the wedding of a friend. They booked me for their first family portrait session eight years ago, and I’m very grateful they remembered me and came back for a second session recently!
We went to Sugar Pine Point State Park for their session, and while it was a bit smoky from all the surrounding fires, it was still a beautiful day. We did several poses of the entire family, plus shots of each individual kid.
And we played a bit as well.