I’ve been working with many more clients recently on their family portrait photography and, I must say, I really have been having a great time with them! Another 2010 goal was to open up my business horizons and start to focus focus on being a family portrait photography. I am really looking forward to having long-standing relationships with my portrait clients that is difficult with weddings because of singular event. The latest portrait session I did was at my favorite place, Yates Mill Pond Park in Raleigh and this was for a longtime friend and her entire family. Being on location always offers so many possibilities and we really just go with the flow and shoot where the family looks the most comfortable (or out of place, depending on your photography style). This session was a gift for her parents so we concentrated a little more on structure and posing then I would normally with family portraits, but we still managed to get a few fun shots in there.
To start it off, we started with a little creative my client’s brother and fiance’ in an American Gothic inspired setting with matching clothing and pitchforks. If I can do themed sessions like this for all my family portrait photography then I would be very happy (hint, hint). Then we moved onto the family portraits shooting with the barn, waterfall and some rock walls. After the family portrait photography session was over, I worked with the happily engaged couple for a few minutes to get some nice portrait photography of just them. The great thing about being a family photographer in Raleigh is the coolest ideas your clients come up with and then executing them for unique and creative photography. I hope you enjoy a few photos from their session!