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Family Activity with Pumpkin Fest

by dav.d

Here are a lot of photos. I use my own family as practice for photography and for different types of photography. If you want something different for your family’s portraits… look at doing an activity and have a photographer there to document the activity.

Pumpkin Fest

Pumpkin Fest

The “family portrait” is often the formal posed portrait with everyone looking and hopefully smiling at the camera. However, if you can capture kids to adults having fun together doing something, the photographs become alive and have more meaning.

Playing in the corn

Playing in the corn

The family went to a Springville pumpkin patch and I just photographed the happenings and going on of the kids and family. They played in the corn. There were mazes. There was a hay ride through the corn field. We did some staged photos here and there but for the most part it is the family having fun.

Corn angels

Corn angels

What could your family do? A hike in the canyons? A bike ride through the park? It could be an evening of making cookies. There are a lot of family activities you can do and hire a photographer to document everything. You can ban everyone’s cellphones to make the time more authentic and keep people in the activity.

Kids buried in corn

Kids buried in corn

Summertime is winding down and kids will be heading to school soon. Autumn is around the corner. Autumn is a great time for family portraits; posed or candid.

Grandparents & Grandkids

Grandparents & Grandkids

Undecided about the corn

Undecided about the corn

Here we have Molly posing like a model and Levi just being Levi. The kids had a fun time and the photos show that, hooray!

We got lost in the hay maze

We got lost in the hay maze

Pumpkin mountain

Pumpkin mountain

Kids are happy and sad at the same time

Kids are happy and sad at the same time

Fun times

Fun times

Pumpkins at the pumpkin fest

Pumpkins at the pumpkin fest

Ready for a hay ride

Ready for a hay ride

Field of corn

Field of corn

Ready for a hay ride

Ready for a hay ride

The next photo is out of focus, but I love it! The color, composition, you can see what it is… it looks cool.

Field of corn

Field of corn

Ready for a hay ride

Ready for a hay ride

We did get one giant group photo of the family. Yay!

Family photograph at the end of the day

Family photograph at the end of the day

So many pumpkins

So many pumpkins

And then we created some portraits of each kid with the pumpkins.

The brothers Pumpkin

The brothers Pumpkin

Luke was promised he could have a pumpkin and he had a worried look because he thought someone might take his pumpkin.

Luke was promised a pumpkin

Luke was promised a pumpkin

Ben's amazing Pumpkin

Ben’s amazing Pumpkin

Molly is so cool

Molly is so cool

Hanging with pumpkins

Hanging with pumpkins

Eve's pumpkin portrait

Eve’s pumpkin portrait

It’s a lot of fun being the family photographer. Someone mentioned to my sister that they found the “family website.” They were of course referring to this website which does feature my family pretty prominently, ha! That is pretty cool. It’s a lot of fun and a lot of good practice to hone my skills as a photographer and now as a budding videographer. The kids make great test subjects.

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