Client's Home Session
Happy Halloween All,
Is everybody ready for Halloween? Do you hand out candy or are you out with the kids going door to door? The last few years I’ve been able to go trick or treating with Olivia and Ava, which is a new experience each year. We’ll see what this year will bring.
On with this weeks blog:
With having a portable lighting system, I’m able to do on location portrait sessions when clients would like their family portraits done in their own home. I also have a backdrop system that can be used on location if the client would prefer, with a few different backgrounds to choose from.
The first of August I was hired for an on location family portrait. It was the clients tradition to have a family portrait done every five years, except this time it has been six years since they weren’t able to get all three of their sons (two live out of state) in town together last year. They have all the family portraits framed and hung on the wall, it was neat to see how the family changed and grew through the years, being there for all their guest and family to view.
They were going to be hosting a family reunion in town and the client’s three sons and families were able to be here for the event, so it was an ideal time to have their traditional family portrait done. The session was in the client’s lovely home, they wanted it taken in front of the fireplace in their living room, with a total of 14 people in the complete family portrait (with the youngest being 5), which was the largest group that I’ve done inside a private home. I also did break out portraits of each of three son’s families, grandchildren with the grandparents, etc. Fitting 14 people within the space of the fireplace area, I must admit was definitely a new challenge for me, but I managed to get the portrait with everybody showing ok. It was a joy meeting and working with all the family members and their pets (one son wanted their two dogs included in his family portrait). It was great to have the opportunity to photograph their family/families to keep the family portrait tradition going.
What’s your family portrait tradition? Every year, five years or do you need to start a tradition? I know that it’s been way to long since we’ve had a family portrait done (I’m always behind the camera, not in front of it). But especially with doing this clients session, I’ve put it on my to do list.
Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful day!
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