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This session, on what had to have been one of the hottest evenings of the summer (34 degrees at 6:30?! Come on!), was an absolute hoot! August was drawing to a close and the sun was shining, so we left the studio behind when this family joined me for their family portraits. We started a little tentatively while the boys sussed me out, but by the time I broke out the couch, the youngest had fallen asleep, the oldest had decided I was actually alright, and his hamming had us in stitches. Pretty hard to take photos when you’re busy laughing, but we managed to get through with some absolutely priceless shots. Thanks to Tim, Katherine and the boys for the evening’s entertainment!
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Jon and Kelly came to see me a little while ago, looking for some family portraits with an eye to their pending November wedding. We booked a shoot for May, thinking that the weather would brighten up and we’d be able to get some nice sunny shots with lots of greenery. Well, sunny it was – a scorching 28+ degrees meant that a day at the beach was just what was needed.
I had a whale of a time working with this fun family of four last weekend. The two boys are an absolute joy – and little bundles of non-stop energy, which made for an entertaining shoot! Here are some of the results…
7 Aug 2011
My brother, home from Toronto for a visit, decides he needs some portraits done for various professional sites. So we troop down to the studio and I get everything set up, then I ask, “Do you know what you’re wanting to do?”
My brother, ever the casual guy, says, “Nope.”
Right. Well. It is my job, after all, to be a portrait photographer who knows how to capture people in comfortable, ‘lightly posed’ photographs. So we get to talking about what he wants the photos for and how he wants to come across. I break out the stool, hand him something to fiddle with so he has something to do with his hands and away we go…
Except that now he looks awkward and uncomfortable:
Right. Well. It is my job, after all, to be a sister who knows how to tease her brother. A few stabs at making fun of his appearance (“Where did the buck teeth come from?!” or “Dude, stop looking like you’re going to attack a small animal hiding just off-camera!” tend to do the trick nicely) and he’s wondering why he’s suddenly the target of my jabs, but he’s laughing so we’re in business.
Making fun of my subjects is not something I’d do with my average, everyday clients, but it certainly works for family – and provides me with cheap entertainment while I’m at it.