I photographed the A. Family when this cute little girl was just a newborn. And now here we are, doing a family portrait already… she’s grown so much! There is nothing more exciting than getting to watch my clients’ children grow up into their own little selves. Oh, I guess there’s one thing almost as good… and that’s when my clients bring their pets to the portrait session. I love including animals in family photos (or any type of portrait photo, for that matter!).
I based this digital painting from several photographs we took during the outdoors portion of their family session. It was really fun to create this, and I especially had fun painting the background of the piece.
Here’s one of the portraits I am talking about. Adorable family portrait, no? You’d never know it was buggy out by their great smiles 🙂
We got this portrait of mom with baby girl before deciding the bugs were too thick outside …at least in this spot.
Before heading into the studio, we did one last set of images out in the grass. I was hoping the bugs would be fewer in number here, but no such luck. They were great sports though! Love this one.
And after a bit of a break for baby, we started in on the studio portion of the family photo session.
It’s always cute to capture some of those silly baby faces. I love this one of her with mom!
And an adorable baby portrait where she’s all smiles!! I love it.
Dad’s turn to hold her came next. At this point, she was more interested in her thumb. Too cute!
She was getting a little wiggly at this point, but we managed to get this one with dad and babe in arms.
Oh my gosh. I totally love this photo. She is looking so sweetly at the camera, and mom and dad are so happily looking at their baby. Love it!!!
This one is an outtake from the family photo session, but I wanted to share it with you because it’s important to know how much prep work goes into some of these photos. With little ones, we’re always VERY careful about keeping them safe. And then you can’t do a portrait like this with just any dog. They have the calmest, sweetest dog ever. Dad stayed right nearby the whole time, with his hand on his kiddo to make sure she didn’t fall over. That’s when Photoshop comes in handy — I do a little magic and you end up with a safely created portrait.
Seriously. Adorable. Isn’t this the cutest baby portrait ever??? I love how it turned out. And as I mentioned a minute ago, dad was holding onto this kiddo because she’s not quite ready to sit up yet. Sometimes Photoshop magic just makes sense. Safety first.
And to finish things up, I took one portrait of this well-mannered chocolate lab all by herself. She is really such a sweet pup!!!
I’d love to talk with you about planning a fun family portrait session — whether or not you have pets to include! Call the studio today at 734-424-0472 to start planning for your next family photo.