We have been extremely lucky this year with the weather. I can't believe how warm it has stayed for so long. I actually wore flip-flops earlier this month... and it's November in Minnesota!! Because of that weather we were able to get out and make use of that wonderful golden fall sunlight for a family portrait session.
What a wonderful family to photograph. They made it super easy for me. So natural in front of the camera. We even got little Andrew to giggle!! His big sister Ariel was a wonderful helper for mom Sheena.
If you look at the photos here on my blog, you may notice that in the upper 2 that the sun is coming in from behind them. A normal snapshot taken in the same spot at the same time would have had dark faces from being in shadow. If you would have faced them toward the sun to have bright faces, then they would have been squinting. Neither of those makes a good portrait; meaning you would not want to hang it on the wall. The bottom left photo was taken in full sunlight, but with creative touches; i.e. a professional lighting system, you can get creative and dramatic shots. The bottom right portrait was taken on a path thru the trees in the park we were at. It was pretty dark, but with that same lighting system, you can get a well lit portrait.
These are few of the reasons to hire a professional photographer to take your family portraits!
Diana Kinkor : Author
I've always loved taking pictures. It's only been in the last few years that it's become a passion of mine. My husband teases me that I am always looking at my surroundings as if I was looking thru my viewfinder. He's right!