What a neat couple! I met them on a photoshoot to take pics for their Christmas cards. They have recently relocated from the Big Sky country to Texas (again)and wanted their cards to scream TEXAS so we incorporated the longhorns into the photos. It is so refreshing to spend time with people with such a positive outlook on life and obvious love for one another.
I love this time of year because I get a chance to have a glimpse into the lives of so many amazing families. I love watching the interaction amongst family members and creating something they will treasure in the years to come. Besides my studio and garden I have found some awesome places for family pics this year. Hope your family enjoys the season together this year and everyone realizes how important they are to one another!
Once upon a time almost every family that showed up to do a family portrait came in their “Sunday best.” Now it seems more families desire a casual look. Both looks can be appropriate and the outcome is usually quite different. If you are questioning what kind of family photo you want, begin by asking yourself some of the following questions……
*How do I tend to decorate my home?
If you have a very casual home, obviously, an outdoor portrait with casual clothing in colors that coordinate with your home is the best look. If you have more formal areas in which you desire your portrait to be hung, an indoor, dressier look may be the best option.
*Does your family regularly dress up?
If not, a formal portrait wouldn’t represent your family very well.
* How old are your children?
If you have kids under the age of 12, you should probably stick to your favorite option (indoors or outdoors) and avoid doing too much with changes of clothing involved.
*Do you take family photos regularly?
If you do not, then you should choose whichever style you like best and suits your lifestyle the most. If you do take lots of family portraits then you can try something different that you normally do just for variety.
The good news is that we can do any style VERY WELL. We offer in studio, studio garden or location!
Bottom line is that your family portrait should represent your family in a true way. Every family is different, so let your portrait reflect who you are!
Family portraits are most definitely one of my specialties. I have done thousands through the years and have encountered literally all types of situations. Many of the families I do come back annually so I try to create something a little different each year. It seems that MOST families take their photo Oct. – Dec. so this period of time becomes pretty crazy for me. The fun has begun and the images from this season are better than ever!
It is time to start thinking about Christmas cards and nobody does them better than us! We have lots of variety including flat, folded, tri-folded, shaped, etc. We print our cards on beautiful paper in lots of choices like pearl, matte, glossy and bamboo. All cards come with standard envelopes which can be upgraded to a metallic and/or festive color. We even offer return address stickers w/ a photo to match the cards. Card prices range depending upon selection. All of our greeting cards are custom designed!
The past few years there has been a fad in photography for unposed, outdoor, natural shots. While we enjoy and do this type of work, we also specialize in classic photography. This style will never go out of vogue and is something that truly captures the subject(s) in a way only a piece of artistic work of art can. This type of image lives for decades and looks incredible on the walls of our clients’ homes.
One of my friend’s son’s restored this old Chevy after finding it in a ditch. I saw it and knew I had to have it! The color and style of this truck have made it a favorite prop at my studio. It does run, but I rarely crank it up. It is parked in my studio garden and I use it when the situation is right. It works great for kids, families and high school seniors. Every year I offer a special day(s) for portraits with the truck called “Days Gone By.”. This year’s dates are June 18th & 26th for no session fees and special pricing on portraits.