Family photography is a great option to capture a moment in time with the people you love most. Family photography can be taken in many different ways, with as many or as few people as you’d like. In this type of photography, pictures can be taken in a studio, with studio lights, or it can be taken outside, in natural light. These types of pictures can be black and white or color and they can be taken in a serious manner or in a fun and silly way.
What is Family Photography
Family photography is the act of taking pictures in order to capture groups of people that are related. These groups can rang from smaller groups, of parents and children, to larger groups that include grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins. Because most family members will probably not have modeling experience, these types of pictures can be difficult to take. More people in a photo means more opportunity for the pictures to have closed eyes or turned heads. In these types of photos we can help with posing, positioning and we will take our time to make sure that everyone looks their absolute best.
The equipment that we use for family photography depends on how we are taking your family pictures. If you are bringing your family in to a studio, we will use a combination of DSLR cameras, studio lighting and backdrops. Studio lighting is meant to help bring a life to the eyes and help smooth out skin tones. If we are shooting outside, we will not be using studio lighting, but rather we will be using natural sunlight and reflectors, which helps to aim sunlight too the areas we want it to go.
Black and White
While, you may know that we do color photography, because that is sort of the standard of all photography, what you may not know is that we also do black and white family photography. Black and white is a great choice for family photography, because it helps to capture a moment in time; making the photographs feel timeless. Black and white photography brings a sort of elegant romance to each and every picture and it does a good job of making the subject of the photos feel like they are stuck in time. If you are looking for something out of the box, let us take black and white photos for you.
Fun Vs. Serious
The big question of what kind of family photos to take, is should the pictures be serious in tone or should they be fun and silly. There is no right answer to this question. The type of photos we take of your family, should represent your family and all of your personalities. If you’d like, we could also take both types of photos so that you have several options to choose from. We can make suggestions of poses and places to photograph you in and we are always open for you to bring in your own ideas!