Family portraits in your home or at your home for a more intimate feeling
Consider family portraits in spring and fall and winter, not just in fall
There are lots of great places to have family portraits. Local parks can work great. The family home or homestead can have great meaning as there is a familiarity and a warmth in the portrait that is sometimes a little more difficult to capture in another place. I see that there are more people looking for photographers to do family portraits in the fall, but I would encourage families to consider other times of the year too. Spring, once the trees have foliage and the grass is green can provide great backdrops for family portraits.
Family portraits outdoors in early fall
Early fall, when the tree still have their leaves and are colorful can be great too, but this year in the Dayton area we had a drought and fall brought brown leaves. There was some yellows, but there were not as many trees that showed color in our area. Since we were in an draught, the grass was also brown in many places. I fee that spring can be a bit more predictable and easier to work with for outdoor family portraits.
Photographer “On Call” for fun winter portraits, family portraits, senior portraits, and horse and rider portraits in snow
In the Dayton area winter weather is rather short lived. White snow comes down, but within a day many times the beauty is gone. I would actually be willing to be “on call” for wintery family portraits, senior portraits, and portraits with horses. Families could have fun with hats and scarfs. They could hug and keep each other warm. They could even play in the snow (build a snowman together for example), but it could be very unique and fun to photograph.
Family portraits at your home can bring a more personal intimate feeling to your family portraits
Here are some examples of family portraits. One is outdoors in the front of the family’s home. The other is indoors in front of the family fire place in the family room of their beautiful home with Christmas decorations showing subtly in the portrait. Tell me which you like better and why. Just click on the “leave comment” or “comments” link by the title of this post. If you are seeing this on facebook you can leave a comment there or click on the title to bring you to my web site to place a comment there.
Would you like some family portraits that capture the relationships within your family in the comfort of your home? Peter DeMott Photography 937-478-6222. I’d love to hear your thoughts too by your comments from where ever you are, even if you are too far away to be photographed by me.