Why Your Family Should Gather for Professional Portraits
Jul 27, 2016 | By: Kat Mack Photography
You have thousands of family pictures, don't you? All those snapshot pictures are auto-saving to the cloud and all those prints you have previously ordered online are digitized on that photo prints ordering site. Plus, you have them all on your phone or even backed up on your computer and personal cloud.
But, when it comes to picking out family photos for holiday cards are you scrolling through this archive and coming up short of usable portraits? Do you have a set of pictures that include everyone or where everyone looks good? How many do you want to frame and set on the mantle?
I have a friend who would not have any childhood pictures if it had not been for her grandfather and his Leica camera. I must confess that I myself am like a plumber with a leaky faucet in their own home when it comes to family pictures. My husband and I were married for 16 years before we posed for professional portraits. (Reminder: I am a professional photographer!)
When parents seek out Kat Mack Photography they are looking for a professional studio that is experienced in working with children and good at managing group dynamics. Sometimes they know exactly what they have in mind in terms of look and feel, location and print products. Other times, they are seeking advice on whether to pose in the studio or on location.
Usually, they are open to suggestions on what to wear. We think putting the entire family in white t-shirts is a trend that has probably seen its day. We do like to see families in color coordinated outfits and we can provide color template documents.
The most important thing to bring to family portrait sessions is a smile. A positive vibe comes across in photographs. If you are feeling a little nervous, photographer Kat Mack will put you at ease. At the start of her sessions, she likes to chat with the subjects to get to know their personalities and gives everyone a game plan so they know what to expect and what to do.
If you are opting to shoot indoors, the Kat Mack Photography studio in Houston has an array of sets and backdrops. These professional sets provide the right atmosphere and mood for the portraits.
Or, we can conduct the session outdoors in a beautiful landscape. Great outdoors backdrops include ponds, bridges, sculptures, gardens and fountains.
It is also essential to pose family members in different groupings: mother and children, father and children, just Mom and Dad, and then the children in various seating arrangements and poses. This way, the family dynamics and personalities are fully captured.
Kat Mack Photography images are family heirlooms that you will enjoy immediately and can hold onto for years to come. Taking professional family portraits means you have beautiful, formal mementos of childhood and other personal milestones.
These portraits are not drifting somewhere in the cloud. These images are edited and artfully placed in albums, printed on canvas and developed into addition print products as well as digital designs and videos.
Let us help you realize your vision for family portraits with Kat Mack Photography. Contact the studio at 832-692-2707.