This is a recent session of 3 siblings as a surprise for Mom for Christmas. Dad called and arranges a time for the kids to come to my studio in Clarkston. As a family portrait photographer I like to, need to get the best, most natural poses and expressions for the subjects. Sister and two brothers were very easy to work with and are naturals in front of the camera. Mom has seen the proofs and is already planning for an order for grandparents, aunt and uncles.
Another family portrait of really good friends. Last time we photographed in their Clarkston home is a snowstorm. This year we are in their Waterford MI home on the lake. I really liked the stone steps they put in and used the steps for the location. We had a bit of a grey day, so I brought in some subtle additional off camera lighting. I’m hoping they will love them so much they will get a large canvas print of the wall.
I had the opportunity to photograph a wonderful family this fall. We chose to shoot at Depot Park in Clarkston and had wonderful overcast light with the sun peeking through from time to time. Depot Park is a wonderful location for family pictures. We started the portrait session with the whole family group and then did just the boys, Mom and Dad, the whole group again and then the boys having fun.
As I have many times in the past years I spent Thanksgiving Saturday photographing family portraits. This year I was in Fellowship Hall at our church Clarkston United Methodist Church http://www.clarkstonumc.org . I did it in conjunction with my second time participation and first time lead for Help-Portrait www.help-portrait.com .
I tried my new gold background and used The Yellow Chair. The Yellow Chair was a birthday gift from my lovely wife a few years ago and I have used it a handful of times and thought it would work well with the families.