It was an overcast day in early November when I photographed Joy and her family: husband, three daughters, a dog, three cats and several horses. They were concerned about the weather, but overcast skies create ideal light for outdoor portraits. We did a combination of indoor and outdoor, then Joy and her husband posed for me with some of his man toys. Here are my favorites!
We started with some classic family portraits – these family photographs were taken indoors at their home – I brought the studio lights to get everyone lit properly. We took a series of 8 and this was everyone’s first choice.
The family has lots of animals so I took photos of each family member with the furry friends of choice. Joy’s favorites were with a year old horse and her black Persian cat with extraordinary amber eyes. I encourage my clients to changes outfits during a family portrait session. Variety IS the spice of life, after all!
Savannah posed prettily with her mare, then we took a true candid picture of her bareback on her Palomino, Jasper. It seems that Jasper preferred to hang out with the other horses, so we had to work quickly to get this photo of Savannah riding bareback.
Jason is an active man, but he takes time out to be with his best buddy, Oz.
He also has fun with some heavy-duty man toys!
Joy joins in the fun! The result? A family portrait that shows the couple’s sense of play and adventure.
The portrait on the right will appear on the jacket of her soon to be published book.
(Definitely NOT your standard corporate headshot!)
When you are ready to have your family’s portraits taken, I do hope you will give me a call. You can come to me, or I can come to you. In the case of unusual settings and props or an abundance of family pets, your place is ideal. We can discuss the details and get you a collection of family photos that you will cherish for many years to come. Overcast or sunny, I can work with whatever Mother Nature delivers. Just bring your happy smiles and I’ll do the rest. Check out my excellent value packages.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to photographing you, your family and your pets!
Irene Elena Rose
Elena Rose Family Portrait Photography
Elena Rose Family Portrait Photography Portland Oregon
2704 NE Stanton Street
Portland Oregon 97212–3537
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