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Rowan Family Portrait Session

by dav.d

I hired an assistant for this family photo shoot. It was that big of a shoot. We picked the BYU duck pond which is located at the south part of the campus on the lower level… well, the middle level. There are some terraced grassy knolls and a few mini water falls. I had my portable lighting kit that worked great with the number of family members.

We photographed the large group in two spots. That is a challenge in an of itself. I spend a bit of time behind the computer in Photoshop swapping heads so this can be twice as much work. And hopefully people aren’t moving too much I have to paint in limbs, shirts, and more if people get rowdy, lol.

We made time for 2 areas

We made time for 2 areas

We take a bunch of each photograph to make the head swapping possible. Getting the right light is critical to the success of a family portrait. And we always shoot the big family first. We can then break off and get grandkids, family units, and individual family portraits.

It's a huge family portrait

It’s a huge family portrait

Each family picked a spot that they liked the best. Some families picked two or three spots. We have to balance time with this. Evenings work great but it does give a ticking time clock. But even as it gets dark, the lights and modern cameras can help create quality portraits.

All the grandkids photographed

All the grandkids photographed

Grandma & grandpa with all the grandkids

Grandma & grandpa with all the grandkids

And it was handy having an assistant. She held the light, wrangled kids, and held a diffuser if there was some harsh sunlight ruining a shot.

Family portrait by the creek

Family portrait by the creek

Individual portraits of the kids

Individual portraits of the kids

The spouses need their photos

The spouses need their photos

Getting silly with the parents

Getting silly with the parents

All the siblings

All the siblings

Provo has a number of hidden spots for photography and I’ll have to use the duck pond again soon!

The BYU duck pond has several areas that work for different locations

The BYU duck pond has several areas that work for different locations

Brother and sister and a mini waterfall

Brother and sister and a mini waterfall

Mohawks are awesome

Mohawks are awesome

We recreated a family pose from their last photo shoot

We recreated a family pose from their last photo shoot

Getting different angels for unique family photos

Getting different angels for unique family photos

We went to several spots with some of the families

We went to several spots with some of the families

There are waterfalls all over for these photos

There are waterfalls all over for these photos

It's a dad

It’s a dad

Individual teen portraits

Individual teen portraits

Individual teen portraits

Individual teen portraits

Individual teen portraits

Individual teen portraits

Grandma & grandpa portrait session

Grandma & grandpa portrait session

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