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Extended Family Sessions

I have had the pleasure of photographing several families lately…large families.  I wanted to share them with you and give you some tips as well if you are considering a family session of your own.

Coordinating a large family session can be a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be.  Clothing choices can be made fairly simple by giving everyone a color scheme and encouraging them to coordinate without necessarily matching.  The other challenge is often the number of children involved.  It can be hard to get all of them smiling and looking at the same time.  I always work fast to try to keep boredom to a minimum.  Here are some of the recent “posed” family portraits I’ve captured.

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Then, we break into smaller groups and capture siblings, all the boys, or other smaller family groups.  These can all hang together in a wall gallery and look amazing.

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And, then I always try to capture some fun photos as well.  Here are a couple from the last few sessions.

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I love to work with each family to design galleries or arrangements that can be hung in the home and cherished forever.

 

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What To Wear for Your Portraits

It’s the most common question I get.  My first recommendation is to coordinate without being overly match-y.  Here are two great samples of clothing that would make your portraits sing.

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“Summer Rain” Family Session Clothing Choices

It’s one of the most common questions I get.  “What should we wear for our session?”  This is one of the many reasons that I meet with all of my portrait clients in advance to help them with clothing choices.  As another aid, I am going to be sharing some examples of session clothing that works well.  For a session that works well be sure that the outfits all coordinate.  You don’t have to match, but similar colors and even a small pattern here or there work well.    Here’s a fun session style all from Old Navy.  The clothing links can be found below.

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