Wrong! Most people think of a professional family portrait as an uncomfortable and unnatural “say cheese” affair.
Imagine instead: your family gathered in your favorite room in the home or outside on the new deck you just built, or in a beautiful, creative photography studio— everyone is relaxed and themselves and having a great time. In the final photo, everyone looks the best they’ve ever looked and each individual’s personality shines through.
What is important is that you and your family feel totally comfortable in front of the camera!
Do you know anyone who feels totally comfortable in front of the camera? Nearly everyone I meet tells me the same thing: “I never look natural in pictures.” The last thing that you want from a family photo is for it to look too posed or fake. You’d be surprised by how many photographers think this is the proper way to do a family portrait. My 30 years of experience have led me to understand how to get the very best out of the people I photograph. I’m there for you throughout the whole process, from selecting the right clothing to selecting the final photo–and everything in between.