When I was hired recently to capture a family portrait with 31 family members including the beautiful matriarch grandmother who is 80 years of age; I knew I had to organize the family and be quick to ‘capture the moment’. What I recommended to this family was light colors with a matching theme and for Grandma to wear something special. A few things I recommend:
- Pick a good time of day for the light.
- Choose a location that will have a memory for the family and provide a good background.
- Have some props to keep the small children interested.
- Think out of the box.
Sechrest Photos provided an amazing 30 x 40 canvas for the the family. I had it ready for Thanksgiving when the family would be together to present to grandma.
The entire experience was rewarding for me as a photographer because the family were real nice and the camaraderie between them was inspiring.