I think it’s safe to say that all of us at one point in our life have been an active participant in a family portrait session. I for one know from first hand experience that gathering the troops for a portrait session…. especially the men… can be a daunting challenge. Sorry guys….but I for one think I’ve heard every excuse in the book from my own father, brother, husband and brothers in law trying to get out of portraits. Therefore I sympathize with everyone who just wants to capture an up to date family photo.
In the last 10-15 years I’ve seen the outdoor family portrait become the norm. And with that trend I’ve also heard many complaints from all age groups and genders about being to hot, cold, or generally uncomfortable during the outdoor portrait session.
So many people assume having your family photographed in the outdoors is the only way to go. This simply is not true. Outdoor photo sessions are not for everyone, plus…logistically they don’t always work. If your family is gathering in the dead of winter, or maybe they’re just not outdoorsy folks, consider a studio photo. Leap Photography does offer studio portraits to our clients any time of year… rain, snow or shine.
Yes, family portraits taken in a the photo studio do lend to a more traditional look on average, but this is not always the case. The clothing you choose along with your preferred background style can change the look and feel of your portraits. So….if you’re aiming for a more casual family portrait just let me know this in advance and we can talk about different background colors such as plain white, or gray…. and we can talk about your thoughts on clothing choices.
Below are a few of the Reynolds Family favorite images from their studio portrait session. As you can see…. the images are not overly formal. Casual clothing helped give this family a new photo, with a relaxed look to add to the family album.
Thanks Reynolds family for trusting Leap Photography to capture this moment in your families story.