Three's Company: A Heights Family Portrait

Don't get us wrong, we love photographing children and families. We love photographing maternity shoots, and we love photographing newborns. But when we get the chance to photograph a family of adults it's always a lot of fun!

Traditional Taste, Modern Family

The Johnson family came to us with a simple request, one great family photo for their parlor. During their in-home consultation, we took a few measurements and discussed the style of their shoot. They described their style as more traditional with a fairly modern twist. They have lots of art hanging in their Heights home and much of it is abstract paintings hung in gallery style frames, other art and photographs hanging in the home were in more ornate frames. This variety gives us lots of options when choosing what kind of artwork is best for them from this particular family session. Knowing where your portraits will be displayed and whether you would like it framed or on canvas helps us get the photos you're envisioning.


The Style

During our consultations we always discuss wardrobe. This time it was decided that the family of 3 would wear black; it's simple, it's clean, and it's a little traditional. They also wanted to wear jeans to show they are a casual family. We encourage our clients to dress to match their personality. There would be a wardrobe change for the ladies, they wanted something off the shoulder and a little more fun for mother-daughter photos after we wrapped up with the family photos.  Mom mentioned that she likes traditional poses mixed in with some silly laughing candid portraits as well.


The Photo Shoot

The Johnsons are a ton of fun! It can take some families a little while to get comfortable in front of the camera, not this family. They were relaxed and cracking jokes from the get-go. They looked very comfortable in front of the camera. Dad's normally aren't particularly fond of taking portraits but this dad didn't mind being surrounded by his beautiful ladies. Because we knew mom's goals for her photos we knew the poses to use to achieve those goals, which enabled the photo shoot go smoothly. And since we were having so much fun and had plenty of time, mom expressed during the shoot that she wanted some candid bare feet poses as well. So we had them sit on the floor and had them show us their silly lovey-dovey side to the camera.


We love getting to photograph our Houston community whether they are kids or adults. Each family is different and fun to work with! For more information about our sessions please contact us here.



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