fall family portrait at longshore

I know all the secret places in Westport, this one has water, foliage, and all kinds of natural beauty. I enjoy these cool days and contrasty light, it is prime time for portraits. In-studio is fine, you can control all of the light. But when you get close to the water, it becomes a whole different shoot.

I have been enjoying my Godox 200 flash units, they give me enough power to match the sunlight and they are easy to use. I have a new set of gels that I will now start to experiment with. Can’t wait!

sunset family portrait
sisterly love
I even shoot solo images, cover all of the bases
I try to make as many combos as possible
shot with a godox200

Family Portrait

I know a lot of people are into the candid and lifestyle approach to family photography but, there is nothing wrong with a little traditional and posed photography. I like to take the world as I find it is the way to go. If you have a lot of little ones, then a traditional image can be hard to grab. This is where experience and perseverance take over. As much as I like an image of all the grandkids piling on each other in the middle of the lawn, sometimes you have to just work with what you got and come up with good results.

First select a very nice background
If you can get a secondary background that is a bonus
A third setting? wow!

I like to give the client many options. As many as I can push them to get. It really depends on the kids and if I can get them to do this for 20 minutes.

Then we break the families down to smaller families
Main flash for fill and that is it
I shoot a lot of horizontal, but I love the verticals too.
There is nothing wrong with everyone looking at the camera
I did not get the picture of everyone piling on the little guy, but sometimes, you don’t need that picture.

I send these images to the families in hope that they will order something for their walls. I have a great lab that produces fine art printing with float frames and they are so beautiful. Call me for a photoshoot. 203-856-5075.

sample of the print and framing that we do. They are a treasure.