Don’t you love it when you look at a portrait and it does not look staged? These types of portraits are considered lifestyle portraiture. It’s when you take images of the people interacting and being themselves. The only thing is you have to know the tricks to make this come to life during a photo session.
Here is the same pose but I asked them to look at the camera. Which do you prefer? The great part about providing clients both options is that one creates the natural smile and the other captures it!
Here is another where the girls are interacting with the family dog during their family portrait. This is more of a lifestyle shot.
And this is more of a posed portrait with the family dog.
I used the tree in the background of this image to help frame the father with his two sons.
When people wear glasses sometimes it is nice to do a few photos with the glasses on and some with them off.
A great family portrait taken in this families backyard in Waterford, Virginia