What is more fun than making your teenagers pose for family portraits? Making them pose for me!!!
I can’t even begin to describe how much I adore this family, I have known them for many years, and we have talked about creating a gorgeous fall family portrait and this year was the year it was going to happen. It wasn’t easy, let’s be honest about that. With teenagers schedules and working around the weather and Fall colours, it truly almost didn’t happen and we almost had to wait another year. Except, next Fall, the eldest would have been off to college and it would have been just that much more difficult to get it done. We knew that we had to make it happen, even if it meant we were literally chasing the sun.
We were able to enjoy a gorgeous sunset over Lake Ontario at the family cottage. Their cottage has been a dream in the making and it is almost complete, I can see next summer being one of more enjoyment and not just meeting the trades workers in between enjoying the lake.
While I do love to capture the entire family together, I do love to get the couple behind the family for a portrait as well. We often forget about us when it comes to photographs, we focus on our children so much that we need to be reminded that we need to be photographed as well. This is a great one of the two of them together.
Then of course, sibilings!! I am thinking it is a brother/sister thing, not always wanting to be together. I have three sisters and we were always doing stuff together and enjoying getting in pictures together, but having boys and a girl, I see the difference, and then again when I photograph brothers and sisters together, oftentimes they really aren’t having it. I just try to take the time to get them used to the idea before we start, that it is only a few minutes of their time and honestly these pictures are for Mom and Dad to enjoy and share. I make it quick and painless and we even laugh a little in there too.
I feel truly blessed that I had the opportunity to photograph this gorgeous family. I look forward to seeing the canvas’ up on the walls!