Its almost October, to that means that its almost official Family Portrait month. October is the month where the majority of our clients do their family portraits for their Christmas cards. Rather than doing a traditional portrait session that all your friends and their families do, why not do something different? Well this session is just that... Different.
A couple of months ago we were asked to photograph a family session for a friend of one of our wedding clients. I spoke with her on the phone to get an idea on the type of session she would like to do. She told me she wanted something "Different and not like anything else any other family has done for their portraits". How refreshing. As a family portrait photographer, I cant count the number of times that we have been asked to photography family portraits on the beach with the clients wearing white and khaki (or jeans and black) or something along those lines. They are the cliche family portraits and not something that I like to embrace, but if the client is set on doing those types of portraits, we will do them.
But this client wanted different and we LOVE different. So we emailed back and forth a bit tossing around a few ideas and then it hit me. Why not a powder paint session? We did one for a few models a few weeks before the phone call, so I had a reference image to show the client. She LOVED it, so we began the planning process. Initially, she only wanted to do the powder paint, but I had recommended that we do a couple of "traditional" portraits since the last time she did a session, the kids were kids and now they are in High School. So it has been awhile. So she agreed, but eagerly wanted to do the powder paint portion.
Well the day arrives and we begin with the traditional portraits and then get crazy with the powder paint. Below is a sample of what we captured for them.
In my mind, I had planned to shoot a series of shots to capture the session and put it together in a collage type look. I presented the idea to the client during the viewing session and she LOVED it so much so ordered it in a huge canvas for her living room. Here is the canvas image that we put together
We love it when clients allow us to be creative and want to help with the creative aspect, particularly when it comes to family portraits. So let us know if there is something you are dying to create with your family and we can capture it for you :)
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