(for what it’s worth, I’m sorry I’m about to play the ‘Christmas is coming’ card)
Christmas is coming! I know this because a lot more often, I find myself in conversations w Marse about what Santa is bringing the girls this year. Pretty soon I’ll be out in the garage getting the decorations. Christmas is coming.
Another sign that Christmas is coming is the sudden increase in people asking about family portraits. I know I probably sound like a broken record but my idea of a family photo is not Marcia, Lola, Ruby and I all dressed the same, sitting and smiling at the camera. The last time that happened in my house was…never. At no point in my life is my house ever silent. Someone is always laughing, screaming, telling on someone or singing opening themes to children’s shows. If we all sit quietly and stare…it’s probably because Ruby poured icing sugar all over the living room.
Knowing exactly how you don’t want to shoot family portraits leaves the door open to everything else.
In June we headed down to Shubenacadie for a family shoot and Joely gave us a pretty good idea of what she wanted, “…I don’t want a traditional family photo but something more landscaping with shadows of us or a very distant shot of us. I would like a picture I can hang in our home and it won’t be outdated in a few years cause the kids are older.”
So we waited, planned, plotted the sun, waited for the right weather and headed out to the fields w the cows.
This family shoot was a little different. When Sean and Jen came in they knew exactly what they didn’t want. It was perfect. It left the door wide open to everything else and we ended up with a celebration of the kick ass backyard they have and the fact that when they’re not working or at the barn, they just love to be outside.
We’re hell-bent on bucking the trend of traditional family photography.
Here’s my number: 233.8567 Call me? Maybe?
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