Monday, October 29, 2012

Playing Photographer: Family Photos

Nic's Family (54 of 1)
I played real photographer for my sister and her family this summer. Mostly it reminded my of all the reason I'd never make it as a pro. Getting everyone to look the same way, smile and open their eyes - not an easy task. Still I had a lot of fun trying.

Nic's Family (47 of 1)
Instead of posting the "good" ones - i.e. the ones my sister will have printed and hang on walls, I thought I'd post some of my favorites, mostly outtakes - photos that made me smile and brought out personalities.

Nic's Family (30 of 1)
M and T weren't particularly in the mood to play model, so we moved fast and used frozen white chocolate chips as bribes - it was the only food I could think of that wouldn't result in messy faces and clothes.

Nic's Family (22 of 1)
We were attempting to copy a pose we'd seen on pinterest in this photo - let's just say it didn't quite go as planned....

Nic's Family (42 of 1)
My favorite of T - he looks sweetly mischievous, which is correct.

 M's Solo (1 of 1)
We never did get a good one of Miss M that evening, so the next morning I convinced her to give me another try. This ended up being one of my very favorite shots of the entire experience.

I recently downloaded the newest Josh Radin, the entire album is amazing, but his The Greenest Grass seems to be a great match with this photos.



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12 comments:

Nikki McBride said...

Taking family portraits is tough. Thanks to digital you can snap several shots and not worry about the cost of film. Your head shots are super cute.

I say give me a cupcake to take a pic of any day!

Nicole said...

At least it was fun! It didn't turn into a screaming match between me and the kids, so it was a victory!!

Karen said...

This is one of the hardest shoots ever, but you really got some great shots!

Joanne said...

I think they are all wonderful!

Tezzie said...

You can come play 'real photographer' for me, anytime! Especially if those are the outtakes! Great job...beautiful photos of a beautiful family <3

Jerica said...

I love these out takes! You really captured their personalities well. I think you would make a great "real" photographer!

Lisa Gordon said...

Jamie, these are just beautiful, and what a beautiful family they are!

DecorandtheDog said...

These photos are adorable. The husband is shooting a family friend's family (got that?) this week-end. Should be an adventure!

Stampmouse said...

Beautifully done

Clinton Painter said...

Such great photos. And so much fun! Maybe I will hire you to take my Christmas Card Picture!

Sara said...

Great photos! Playing family photographer is so much fun (especially if you know the family well). I could never do it for a living either, but it's always so much fun to be able to give gorgeous photos to someone. I'm sure they will cherish these pictures!

blue elephant photography said...

i love these too :) fun! she's so cute!

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