Family Portraits at Home :: The O. Family

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Life can be so busy when you’re a parent.  Add those kid schedules into the mix and life gets more complicated, right?  That’s why we often plan family portrait sessions several months in advance.  It makes life easier for everyone!  And, when you decide to do your family portraits at your home, there’s another bonus!  I come to you — and you DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL.  Yep, one less thing to do the day of your session.  How’s that for being efficient and minimizing stress?

The day of the O. Family’s portrait session, I arrived at their home and set up my equipment while the family finished getting ready.  We chatted a little to review what the family wanted regarding their portraits.  And then we got started!  Here are some awesome highlights from their session:

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Before the family portrait session started, I walked around the house to get a feel for the landscaping and which areas might look nice. This was where we ended up starting. I love how mom is holding both of her kids’ hands. <3
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I love the landscaping!  it’s all gorgeous, really. But this looked so nice, I had everyone gather on the stone steps. We did a series of portraits here in this location, but this was my favorite to share with you!
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Then we walked around to the back of the house, where there was this nice landscaping with stone steps leading down to the yard. I had the family sit on the rocks by this tree. This is another one of my favorites — I love how the house is included, but nature dominates the background, so it has a nice blend of architectural and natural elements. And, bonus for my subjects — we were in the shade, where it wasn’t hot! (er, *AS* hot).
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A sibling portrait, which I thought was cute….
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And then we did some mother daughter portraits. This one looks so lovely, don’t you think?
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Mom spontaneously gave her daughter a kiss on the cheek, and I am so glad I caught that moment for them 🙂
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Then it was time for the father son portrait. They goofed around a bit too — but settled in for this nice portrait of the two of them.
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Someone’s girlfriend made a cameo appearance towards the end of the portrait session (requested by Mom, naturally!).
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And last but not least, Mom and Dad. This is a painting created from a portrait that I took.
While I do have traditional training so far as painting goes, I’ve really enjoyed learning to paint digitally. For one, there is less mess. It’s so much fun to create these painted masterpieces for my clients — they LOVE the results, and I really enjoy being able to provide this unique style of portrait art !

If you’re interested in scheduling a family portrait at your home, please don’t wait to get in touch!  We can start the planning process now, and reserve your date in advance so that the whole family has it on their calendar.  Yes, it’s crazy to coordinate calendars these days, but when you plan ahead, you can make sure your family portrait session becomes a priority!  Call Betsy at 734-424-0472 or contact us via our web form today!