A portrait print is a staple product from most if not all professional photographers. I'm within that count of photographers. With a catch, When I talk about professional portrait prints with clients, many have the perception of a portrait print similar to those you receive from a local big box or corner drug store.
These prints are totally different. The thickness of the portrait print is the first thing many families notice from the beginning. As you can see from looking at the picture below, it's not a sheet of floppy paper; it's a substantial weighted item. Many families place their portrait prints on an easel and display their family's picture on a coffee or end table.
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It's Snowing | Northern Virginia Family Photographer
This week in Northern Virginia, we have been pummeled with inches of snow and the frustration of many being stuck on Interstate I-95 or in your home without power.
Snow is a great prop for winter family pictures. There are several different poses that can be done with family pictures in the snow. Continuing reading to learn some of the ideas.
Importance of Photographs with Dad
The week before Thanksgiving, Danny reached out to me to inquire about photography services for himself and his son. Because of the cold weather in the Northern Virginia area, we scheduled their portraits in a local studio in Fairfax, VA.
Upon entering the studio, the space was decorated with Christmas attire; lights, Christmas Trees, Pillows and more. It was ready for us to have a great time and make memories for Father and Son.
Family Pictures at Royal Lake Park
Have you heard of Royal Lake Park? It's a quaint little park in Fairfax County, VA. I haven't either until my client Dora, reached out about scheduling her family portraits and detailing this location for her family portraits in Northern Virginia. I was intrigued by the location based on what we discussed during our telephone conversation.
Family Pictures in Manassas, Virginia
Have you visited Manassas Battlefield during the fall? No?!? If you haven't, you must take a drive and go visit this amazing space. It is an amazing location to have family pictures. The park is full of history, tall grasses, beautiful fall foliage, and more. Making the Battlefield an excellent location for family portraits.
I was thrilled when Deb reached out to photograph her family photographed this fall in Northern Virginia. We decided to meet in Manassas at the Battlefield Park. Deb has three boys and they loved being photographed at the park. There is ample room to run around and have fun, climb on the canons, and more.
As we were taking portraits, the clouds in the sky was amazing (see picture below). We were able to get several amazing pictures of the boys having a great time. Deb will be able to showcase these amazing portraits in her family's home.
Fall Family Portraits in Occoquan, VA
Fall is a wonderful time of year to have your family's portraits taken, especially in Northern Virginia. A great location for family pictures is in Occoquan Regional Park. This beautiful family decided to have their family's portraits at the amazing location.
As you can see in the portrait below, it has beautiful fall foliage, bridges, and more. Making it a wonderful location for family pictures.
Why Is A Reveal Session Important
After having your family pictures taken, the Reveal Session is the next important thing on the list. Why? It's the moment many family look forward to - looking at their professionally retouched portraits. It's also an opportunity to relieve the moments your family's portraits were taken and think about how your family's portraits will decorate your home.
Five Stylish Tips To Look Amazing During Your Mini Session
Many family photographers like to have mini-sessions that are holiday or special theme-based. You will have the chance to dress to the occasion and get creative with costumes, colors, and accessories.
Did you know the clothes that are worn during a family’s portrait session can make or break a portrait? Family pictures that have excessive patterns and everyone has strips can make for a busy picture. If the outfit outshines the people in the photo, then reconsider the outfit.
The clothing choices for your family portrait should disappear and the faces of the people within the portrait should shine and stand out; not what they’re wearing. Let’s examine and check out these awesome suggestions on what you and your family could wear to be picture perfect:
1. Coordinate your outfits, but don’t match. Choose a simple color palette and go from there. This will give everyone the option to pick an outfit of their own, but still be subtle and fit the scene.
Today is Save Your Photos Day
Today is National Save Your Photos Day. It’s a day to bring out your old family pictures and reminisce about your family’s memories. Yes, it’s a day to bring out giant family photo albums and look at your siblings, mom, dad, grandparents, and pictures of other family members.
With the rise of digital cameras and social media, we as a people have begun to rely solely on digital images and pictures on our mobile devices. However, with only digital images, your family pictures can get misplaced, deleted, or damaged at any moment. I was quickly reminded over the weekend, that computers fail. I don’t want you to be like me and have all your precious family pictures stored on your computer and then your computer fails. Can you imagine the gut sinking feeling?
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