With the Zenga family, I started with a visit to their home to take a few group snapshots of them in familiar surroundings where they ultimately spend the most time. The home visit included outdoor family portraits on the lawn as they played and had fun together. Next, the family sat down in the grass where they all posed together for a classic shot with their dog at their side. I took a few solo shots of him as well. Also included were several pictures of random rooms in the home creating a remembrance of what the home looked like as the children grew up.
Then, we divided up the family into different pairs of children with respective parents. I find as a Boston portrait photographer that children sometimes act and appear differently with each parent, so I like to capture that dynamic, too. There are, of course, photos of each child on their own so that I can allow each one of their personalities to shine through as individuals.
Sometimes, I will use symbolic shots. I chose to have the older daughter lead the younger child across a quaint, wooden footbridge as they held hands with each other. To me, these outdoor family portraits symbolized the path that the older sister helps to shape, showing how much loving influence a big sister has on the baby of the family.
Photos of the happy parents were also included. I like to look at old photos of the couple together and take a few shots that resemble these so that they may put them side by side and see that their love has never changed throughout the years. I then take unique shots that will allow the parents to have new memories to share.
A few playful shots are also included in these sets. Shots of one of the children laughing merrily on her mothers back, for instance, is one of the ways I show the dynamic between mother and child. The genuine innocence of the children is also displayed, with photos of them playing in fields of breathtaking flowers. For an added, silly bonus, I even got a shot of one of the children playing dress up!
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