“For my father’s 88th birthday (which is a major milestone in Japan, where he was born and raised), we took this traditional Japanese portrait of our crime syndicate family.” – Junichi It’s ok AWESOME to be different, to have fun, for your family portraits. The birthday boy talked about how much fun he had during the photo shoot. That is what I want you to remeber when you look at the photos, the experience, time together as a family, with laughs and […]
While shooting their family portraits in their home, I saw the side project in the garage, a Kawasaki that has been the Dad’s dream project he was working on with his son. I joked and said of you don’t happen to have a couple pairs of dickies overalls for a photo shoot do you? He pointed to the wall and there were two hanging right there. Mom grabbed a beer from the fridge, in amazing velvet pants and Toby the […]
Family photos at Happy Camp. This was a great shoot, just letting loose, having fun and – may fave- getting shots in between the shots. Those fun, organic, takes in between poses, smiles etc, were eyes closed and laughter happens, a fun place, after all we were at Happy Camp. It’s understandable to look at pinterest for ideas / inspiration. My Advice? find a photographer whose style you are drawn to, then show up to the set, no expectations, ready […]
Fun family photoshoot in the family backyard. Mom owns Enviorments by Miko, creative design with interior plants. So it was quite fitting to have the boys involved and playing with the soil! Mix that with water and we had quite the fun. Dad’s loving this shoot. 😛
What do do for your family photographs? Get Messy and Imperfect. A photo shoot in the high desert with an awesome family. Thank you Robynn, Scott, and the whole Brady Bunch for agreeing with this vision, getting in the dirt, and going for it. As a photographer , It’s really important to me that photo shoot should be a fun experience for you. so when you look at the photographs, you remember what a fun time it was with your family. Do […]
“We were thinking of black and white dramatic pictures with high contrast, in the studio and around Orange circle. Coming back full circle from our engagement photos.” – Nat and Avo. My ideal shoot- studio and black and white.
The above image is Nat and Avo on their wedding day. Just seconds before we were having fun in the photo booth, I then asked them to show how they really felt ( as they were about 12 hours into the event at that point) and this is what they gave me. It hangs in our studio wall as one of my favorite wedding images ever taken.
We photographed a classic black and white for the dressy look, and color for the casual. After the fun classic shoot, the family changed in our private wardrobe room and we did another look on our exposed brick set! They chose great tones, and fun colors.
Fun in the studio with this family! Always important to get a photograph of Mom and Dad alone together, as well as the kids together and individually. I like to showcase the studio as a backdrop itself, and with all that natural light! Ideas for your photographs: We now offer Hanging Wall Art Tapestry
Owen lost his two front teeth, Thanks To Baby Bro (pictured Above) kicking one out ( accidentally of course). The family wanted to document this fun event with a fun shoot in the studio. Let kids be kids- messy hair, and all. Baby Bro later in the shoot, not happy about my artistic vision of messy hair, luckily though, I still have both my front teeth. It’s very important Mom and Dad, get their own picture, together.
Cover Me Ponchos were in the studio and we photographed their new line of Multi purpose ponchos designed for breastfeeding, swaddle, car seat cover, and to wear. With 7 models, and four under the age of 3, it was quite a day. The distressed brick wall backdrop was a perfect fit, and our nice skylight provided a bright natural light look.
In the Photo studio with this fun family to celebrate the newest addition, a baby girl! With a family full of boys, time for a pink theme. The boys wore their Dad’s bow ties. I wonder if they make that purple velour jacket in my size? The dad showed up in a bow tie, and slippers. It took some convincing with mom, but the slippers stayed! This image ended up as the wall portrait. It captured the spirit of the shoot […]