Summer is so crammed with fun and photo shoots that it is hard to fit everything in, but we are sure trying! I am only halfway through writing last week's blog and it is already time for this week's. I wanted to take a moment to share a fun Maryland family portrait session at Tydings Memorial Park in Havre de Grace from the other day. This sweet little guy had his eye on a cool toy and was such a trouper. Smiles galore!
|On location Maryland family portrait session collage created using a modified template from Ashe Designs. |
I love early morning sessions for families because the kids are rested and raring to go. They have a lot more patience for things like sitting still and smiling for formal portraits when they want to be heading to the swing set or checking under a promising rock for bugs.
Of course, I still try to keep the posed portion of a session short and sweet when I'm working with a family. When I see the edges of the kids' patience fraying, I wrap up fast and move on to more candid shots as they explore their surroundings. (And I end their session with a little prize so they know I appreciate them putting on those itchy dress up clothes instead of their batman capes and rain boots and doing such an awesome job smiling for the camera so their mom can have a family portrait.)
If you don't have a recent family portrait, this is the perfect time to schedule
one. The light is beautiful, early mornings are still cool and comfortable and the kids are all rosy cheeked and mellow from a few weeks of vacation.