Beginning in late October I start to receive requests to shoot family photos. It is something I enjoy doing, but am still learning. The skill-set is quite different from what I know about shooting the landscape photographs that fill my Instagram feed. First of all, anything can happen in a family photo session; people blink, children act out, parents get tense, something gets overlooked in the background, light is wrong, etc. The list of things I can’t control is infinite. But, what I can do is prepare.
I call this photo PURE JOY for two reasons – his expression and my feeling when the shutter captured this.
My session plan always includes a variety of shots, from taking several poses with the entire group, to capturing each individual separately. This little guy was hard to nail down, but toward the very end of the session, mom and dad got a little goofy and coaxed this expression out of him. I knew I had taken enough photos for the family to have choices and I could have stopped several minutes before this happened. But, my instincts said keep going, and the light was absolutely perfect.
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