Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Family Togetherness

I'll admit it: family and group portrait sessions are never easy to shoot, but I have rarely (if ever) had a session where we didn't come away with a memorable shot or two.

Take these, for example.... Little Ms. Sophie has become quite independent at the ripe ol' age of one. In fact, she has the gift of being able to completely ignore you if she wants to! So no matter what the silly ol' photographer said or did, she still was going to do her own thing....but all was not lost! Even with her uncooperative spirit, we still got plenty of good shots.

Family portraits are so important, yet we always seem to put them off (preaching to the choir, here!) Family portraits can also be difficult to arrange when you are juggling multiple schedules. I suggest making yearly portraits an annual family tradition. Let everyone in your clan know that they can expect a family session in the fall or in June or whenever and stick to it. You'll be glad you did!

You may also be worried that your child will not cooperate. This is a great example how a session feels like not much is being accomplished, but we still waked away with a variety of great shots. Besides, there's no need to worry because we can always reshoot on another day.

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