Getting the Family together for a portrait shoot....something we all no doubt have on our to do list. Coming from a large family of mixed age groups myself i know only too well how difficult it can be to organise people together. That is why i work hard on my family portrait shoots to find out as much as possible beforehand about what the family would like to get out of their portait shoot.
Is it a present for Grandma or a special 40th birthday celebration, a visit from a family members who lives overseas, or even to celebrate the birth of a new baby within a family? I am more than happy to come to your house on an evening and meet with you to discuss what will suit the members of the family. For smaller groups where there are younger children involved it can be good to have a studio style portait shoot in the convenience of your own home. I know only too well how much more realxing it is if you know you can put the baby down for a sleep before or after a shoot or to let a toddler play whilst i concentrate on another family group before it is his or her turn. My portable studio equipment can be set up in most living rooms or dining rooms using a black and /or white back drop and post editing can create expansion on the images where needed.
Alternatively, in warmer months you may like the idea of a lifestyle shoot. This is where we can plan to have a family shoot outdoors on location, the beach, woods, park or some where special to you.