The weather almost didn’t cooperate. It was a bit rainy when we arrived. But as soon as we started hiking the trails near Snowbasin, Utah the rain broke and we were able to spend about 45 minutes photographing the Spera family.
They have two adorable boys who cheesed it up for the camera. Their coordinated outfits were amazing and the Moms get mad props for picking a great wardrobe for the photo shoot. It’s always handy to browse magazines and Pinterest for ideas on what to wear and how to look your best.
We had some snowcapped mountains in the background and autumn colors around us. I bring my portable lighting kit to make everyone look amazing. Virtually no need to photoshop people because the light does all the work to make people look their best. That’s my secret and I’m blabbing it everywhere.
The challenge is getting the group photo. After than is icing on the cake. We get individuals and we get the parents together. It might require bribing kids, but it works.
The secret of a good location is the ability to photograph different looks from one spot… just turn and we have a new look and a new style. Maybe we walk 15 feet but it makes things quick and easy.
Some photographers will over analyze what they call leading lines… the s-shape in the road is an example. It does lead your eye to the family. Although, I think finding these are more organic than we’d professionals would care to admit.