I’m happy to deliver a collection of canvas portraits to S recently. Her engaging 3-year-old, Sneha was much fun during our family portrait session. She loved to read with daddy, look out the window at the cars passing by. The best portrait happened when she snuggled into Mom’s bright pink floral skirt–this was not in the picture plan, but once she chose her spot I saw how gorgeous the combination of window light, and her Mom’s new skirt would be. The best thing is that Mom & Dad agreed that this one image was the best, it reflected her little special 3-year-old sassiness and independence! Bravo!
Why this Portrait Works
What Was So Special?…
“The look of delight on the little boy’s face after he spontaneously kissed his sister made this 3 image series just about perfect! A very special moment especially because the grandparents were engaged and ENJOYING both the children!”
Generations Portrait Tips
Three things that made this portrait possible:
- We used the north light room at the portrait studio.
- They are paying attention only to each other and not the camera.
- Everyone is relaxed.
Black & White Family Portrait Clothing
Simple clothing choices made this picture an understated winner. We knew a black and white family portrait of the grandparents and grand children was the one MUST HAVE portrait of the session.
Having the grandparents in dark simple clothing provided the best back ground for the kids who wore white.
An added bonus of the dark clothing for the adults is that it is slimming.
Brielle’s 4 month Photo Session
Brielle came into the studio for her baby portrait session, what a cutie, such a happy little baby girl, the portraits were a breeze, she wore three different head bands and Giggled and laughed forever when her daddy held up the moose. Where did she get those big brown eyes?
Every few years have a family portrait made. You’ll be so happy you did. A few years down the line & you will be amazed how young and happy everyone looked. And in the meantime you’ll have some awesome portrait art hanging on your walls brightening up your day. And you will have a very special baby photograph to give to family members as a birthday or mother’s day gift.
When you make the effort the family portrait becomes very special. It just takes an hour or so one afternoon to get it done. We can make combinations of your family team -fun decoration for the kids room or TV room, front room or kitchen.
Clothing coordination is straightforward. For small family portraits–by small I mean a nuclear family–just parents and kids, everyone wears jeans and a simple top, babes-can wear just diapers–lots of skin. Kids under 8 years old we keep the sessions breezy. Lots of floor time. Some wrestling (later in session) some looking at the camera, a some quiet time with mom.
The studio here at Photo Generations is an old 1860’s house with a soft floor to play on & a big bay window for natural window-lit photography. Colleen is a pro, has been working with cameras and photojournalistic portraits in Ann Arbor predating digital cameras.
The things we do for family pictures, many of the same things you do at home, but somehow these pictures have more presence.. Everyone is in the pictures, and the images aren’t cheesy, and with a little pre-envisioning you will ceate some special family portrait art for your wall.
And afterwards you can stroll over to DQ for an ice cream!
It’s that simple.