The last of the Four Wonderful Families, this week I have the pleasure of introducing to you Matt, Susan...
and their four children: Jack, Leah, Elle and Chase.
A joy to work with…this family knew how to make a photo shoot fun.
Whether it be a dog-pile on Mom and Dad…
Oh…can’t have a dog-pile without the dog (Lily)!
Or acrobatics with the kids…every activity was turned into a game.
Half way through the shoot we even had a surprise visit from the Grandparents (Richard and Eleanor), who arrived with their sweet golden companion – Yankee!
Naturally, this led to (one of my favorite pictures) an impromptu group shot with the whole family!
Lesson 1: Rather than just taking pictures of individuals, consider taking pictures of two or more people interacting together...this way you can capture elements of the relationship those individuals have.
Lesson 2: When trying to take a photo with a large group that all need to be in one shot, consider dividing up the groups into clusters that you can arrange in the photo to draw interest.
Lesson 3: Be careful how you get a dog’s attention if you don’t know the commands the family uses. A whistle may simply cause the dog to look up…or it may end up with the dog running towards you expecting a treat. ;)
Lesson 4: The hour or so before sunset offers really neat light to take photos in. The sun at that time is much less harsh – however, you need to keep in mind that your window for sunlight will be closing soon.