A good family portrait is worth it’s weight in gold, and here at ALP we take that cause to heart. We shot a few families this past fall, a perfect time of year for a happy blend of overcast skies and beautiful fall foliage.
When scouting for a family portrait, careful consideration should be put into a few very important compartments. Who is the youngest? Oldest? If you’re shooting the elderly, very young or those with mobility issues, the location should be somewhere that’s rather easy and accessible. Bathrooms, shelter and even considerations like ground covering can make or break the day.
Permits, of course, are another beast.
We shot this lovely family in stunning Kleinburg, just north of Toronto. Known for it’s McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg has an adorable main street with beautiful shops, old mansions and covered porches and verandas. While we had no agenda or destination particularly, this seemed to jive best with our group, on the fly sometimes works best.
Now, that was smack in front of a garden shop in town, with their blessing of course!
Always take multiple shots with varying groups, here, the ladies got their own portrait.
And remember, if things go off the rails, give it your best shot to loosen the mood and have fun!