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.