Or, How I Photographed 21 People in 6 Hours
I recently had the pleasure of photographing a family reunion portrait. Picture it if you will: a beautiful home nestled in the woods. Inside and outside, 21 family members of various ages are running all over the place being photographed here, there, and everywhere. That was basically my six-hour day, and it was fantastically fun chaos for every minute that I was there. Are you getting your own gang together soon? I can vouch that a reunion portrait is a terrific idea for families of any size, and here are some tips for pulling off your own family reunion photo session.
Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope you all are enjoying a relaxing weekend with friends and family. In keeping with the feel of the holiday, I thought I might share with you a recent Forest Hills family portrait session here in my own backyard.
Saturday was a complete washout, here in New York City. Friday, on the other hand, started off beautifully, and it was a great day for Nicholas’ first birthday portrait. Find out all the details from our Central Park shoot, plus get some tips on using props in your family portrait.
An early happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there (including my own)! With the upcoming holiday this Sunday, I wanted to pose a challenge to you for your next family portrait: why not take a chance on a day in the life family photography session?
When I deliver a set of final images to a client, the question always comes up: which files should I use online, and which files should I use to print? Answers to this probing question plus everything you always wanted to know about image file size and resolution (but were afraid to ask) in today’s blog.
Just because New York City gets hit with a ‘blizzard’, doesn’t mean that the world stops. Let’s say your little one is turning six-months old and you want a family photo, but it’s too cold outside for that lovely portrait in the park you’ve been dreaming of? Well, have I got some indoor baby portrait tips for you.
It has always been my philosophy not to use camera flash in a church for any event: be it wedding, or in this case, baptism. No matter the size of the event, a flash popping off is disruptive (and obnoxious), especially when guests are trying to focus on the ceremony at hand. While I may not be very religious, the gravitas of the words being said in a church deserve my respect. And with that holier than thou statement said, let’s take a look at some photos where a flash was NOT used.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: you schedule a family photo shoot for the one day of the week everyone is available, get everyone’s hair and clothes looking nice, and then of course, your child gets sick. It happened to me Sunday, and here is how to handle the situation, with Central Park family photos from Sandy, Bryan, and Henrik’s shoot.
If you were thinking about scheduling a family or engagement portrait to coincide with the vibrant colors of fall, you might find yourself asking the obvious: why haven’t the leaves changed? I bring you the 2016 leaf peeper report straight from Central Park, illustrated with photos of darling mother and daughter, Sheila and Layla, from their photo shoot on Wednesday.
Happy baby = happy shoot and Saturday morning’s family portrait at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn with Miriam, Jon, and baby Ella went off without a hitch. I asked Miriam if she had any advice she would impart to families before they embark on baby’s first portrait, and here’s what she said: