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Runk Family’s Summertime Portraits up Provo Canyon

Summer Portraits

by dav.d

It’s the Runk family! A year before, I photographed Brielle and Gage’s wedding during the height of the covid pandemic. And I love it when a family calls me up for family portraits. I am in love with Big Springs Park up Provo Canyon. We have mountain backdrops, trees, rocks, wooden fences, aspen trees, and more.

Family portrait in the mountains
Family portrait in the mountains

It makes things pretty easy. We can just turn everyone 30º and we have a new background. And getting creative, we can frame the family with lots and lots of nature. You should see it when it turns to autumn. I’ll be sharing a family portrait session from autumn someday soon.

Family portraits are important, but it’s also important to get the couples and smaller family units. So we photograph mom and dad. Then we photograph Brielle and Gage.

Then we photographed each individual. We photograph both horizontal and vertical portraits. Sometimes I have to encourage the individual portraits. You never know if you need these for a police line up, or for a milk carton. I’m joking of course! These are great for photo albums, wall prints, and just a cherished memory as people grow up.

And given enough time during a session, we can get creative with our poses and locations. I love these wooden fences. They’re right next to the road, so I have to shoot from low angle, but it definitely brings a western feel. And I love aspen trees. They are beautiful!

We also photograph just the kids. Parents will hop out, or we add them afterwards. The larger the family the more combinations we can create.

Family portraits and aspen trees
Family portraits and aspen trees

I hope the Runk family prints these large and put them on the wall where they can see them from throughout the house. And 8×10 is not a large print. You need these at least 24×30. Personally, I have prints at 30×40 hanging on my wall.

Trees, they’re great to frame the subject, but in some cases you can climb them for some very unique portraits. Just don’t fall out of the tree. Safety first.

Portraits in trees
Portraits in trees

Last portrait for the day! They look great!

Family portrait in the mountains
Family portrait in the mountains
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dav.d is a portrait photographer based in Utah.