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Spera Family Photos by Snowbasin, Utah

by dav.d

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.

Snowcapped mountains in then background with the feel of autumn for family photos

Snowcapped mountains in then background with the feel of autumn for family photos

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.

Brothers dressed to the nines for their portraits

Brothers dressed to the nines for their portraits

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.

I always want to get individual portraits for each family member

I always want to get individual portraits for each family member

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.

I always want to get individual portraits for each family member

I always want to get individual portraits for each family member

And we always photograph the parents

And we always photograph the parents

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.

One spot provided a lot of different looks. We just had to turn around

One spot provided a lot of different looks. We just had to turn around

Parents crouch down with the kids so we have more inviting portraits

Parents crouch down with the kids so we have more inviting portraits

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.

I love S-shaped trails for portraits

I love S-shaped trails for portraits

We shoot verticals and horizontal photos... everyone's walls are shaped differently

We shoot verticals and horizontal photos… everyone’s walls are shaped differently

In the woods gives a different vibe

In the woods gives a different vibe

In the woods gives a different vibe

In the woods gives a different vibe

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