The original plan was a family photo shoot of 23 or more people. Well, travel plans change during a pandemic so the photo shoot was just those who live locally in Utah. But we created awesome photographs with those who did make it.
The original plan was to photograph several extended families during the family reunion which had been planned before. Instead we had great-grandma, the grandparents, and one of the family groups.
And I love to photograph the individual family members. Depending on the size of the family, this can take a little while. When photographing children, I am happy if we capture their personality. Even if this means we capture a shy pose, it makes a great photograph because we’re discovering their personality.
Grandparents are much easier to photograph. I make a lot less noises and I don’t have to use my Elmo impersonation as much. I might break out my Micky Mouse voice though.
And then we photograph as many pairings and groups as we can. Great-grandma is now deaf, but she brought the smile. And mom and dad rock a classic pose for the camera.
If you pick the right location for photography, you can often just change the angle for an entirely new look. We moved about 15 feet in one direction for a change of view.
We found a perfectly shaded area in the park for the family photography. Memory Grove can be quite popular with photographers and families. With the shade and backlight, we’re able to create timeless portraits where people look their best.
It’s an age old challenge to capture a child smiling for the camera but with a bunch of goofy noises and patience, we hope to capture their unique personality.
Big rocks are awesome! We were able to use it as a seat for the kids’ portraits. Little brother even photo bombed his older brother’s portrait. We might as well photograph it. And the sisters are perfect little ladies.
And finally we end with a four generation portrait. Take the time for portraits! Maybe not every year, but get photographs regularly. You never know how much time you have together and how much time to capture a memory.
And kids grow quickly, so get your portraits!