High Line Family Portrait Tips

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How to Get the Best Photos on the High Line

Representing both NYC’s past and its future, the High Line is one of the city’s best attractions. The 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan lures in both tourists and locals alike, and it is a frequent location request for portrait shoots. But with over five million annual visitors and very little space to escape the masses, you need a plan so you can get the most out of your photo shoot here. In today’s blog post I will be sharing with you photos from Peggy, Mark and Phoebe’s recent portrait session and the High Line family portrait tips I used to capture the day.

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Photojournalistic Portraits: Picturing Your Photo Shoot as an Adventure

Photojournalistic portraits for a couple’s 50th wedding anniversary

For me, each photo shoot is a unique adventure. I never want the people I photograph to simply stand in front of my camera with a blank smile. Rather, I use my photojournalistic style to incorporate movement, emotion, and most importantly, story, into the frame. This is why I would encourage everyone to think of photo shoots as an interactive experience, not just as the resulting flat picture.

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