I was so excited to photograph this large family along with a few other photographers this fall. We made the drive out to Snoqualmie and walked a bit to this wonderful location. With the mountains, rocks, water, trees, and giant stumps, it was the perfect place to catch natural and relaxed photos. With 5 kids, this couple did an amazing job of allowing everyone to explore so that there was never a forced look to their images. The kids had a great time and the result was fun family photos showing personality and joy.
It helps to have a plan when photographing a large group. We planned an easy flow to the portrait session to keep things moving along and make sure all the special moments were caught. We had a little bit of a walk to get to our location from where we were able to park. This allowed the kids to get the wiggles out and they were ready to allow some posing right away. We began with the entire family, transitioned to each parent with the kids, dad with the boys, mom with her daughter, back to the full family for some walking shots, sitting poses, and finally just the parents together. This flow allowed kids to run and play in between full family photos.
Family portrait sessions can be a lot of fun and great memories for everyone. Even with a big group and little kids! There are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you walk away with a great experience.
Don’t forget to approach your family photo shoot with fun and flexibility in mind. Especially with large groups and small children! It’s okay if not everyone has perfect smiles on their faces or posing as a group is a challenge. Allow the session to unfold with the confidence that your photographer will be able to capture beautiful images no matter what. You might be surprised at how much you treasure those candid photos.
If you want more information about planning your own family portrait session, get in touch. I would love to help you make special memories with your loved ones. This season of your life is worth remembering! Check out my family portrait experience for more information or click the link below to inquire.
November 24, 2023
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Nationally featured and published senior photographer.... AND families, weddings, and events. I love all things photography. Taking pictures of people and helping them feel absolutely stunning is my favorite thing! I'm a fun, adventurous, romantic at heart. Equal parts introvert and extrovert. And always excited to truly get to know the people I work with.