For a family portrait that will last a lifetime.
We offer location portraits at your home or in the
studio whichever is more suited to your taste.
In studio we offer high key (white background) or low
key (dark background).
This is usually determined by the clothes that you
are wearing. With a pre-sitting consultation
we can determine which will best suit you.
Preparing for group portraits
Casual or formal, the choice is yours and should reflect
your life-style. We ask that
everyone dress the same, if casual then everyone must
dress casual and if formal then
everyone should dress formally.
A theme color should be carried throughout the portrait.
example, if blue is the theme color then everyone in
the group must wear blues or neutral
colors to blue. Theme colors will tie the group together
as a unit. Also choose the theme
color based on where the portrait will be displayed.
Never mix colors.
Patterns and designs are distracting in a portrait
and will dominate the people
for attention. everyone should wear solid colors only.
Head to Toe
In much of our photography the entire body will show
so be sure to have
shoes which compliment the outfits. Tennis shoes
do not photograph well.
Many families think of the pet as a family member,
so we like to include them in
the portrait. There is no additional fee to include
We often photograph large family groups that include
grandparents, parents and
grandchildren. If you would like, we can break the
large group into smaller groups such as
grandparents alone or with grandchildren, individual
families and groups of children or children
alone. Please discuss this with our staff prior to
the session so we can allow plenty of time
and give you a breakdown on the session fee.
Glass glare in a portrait is expensive to remove. Glass
Glare on certain
types and shaped lenses is nearly impossible to avoid,
so we ask that you bring a second pair
with the lenses removed.
A little powder goes a long way. If you tend to have
a shiny complexion,
please bring some powder to avoid additional retouching