Family Portraits at the Dominion Arboretum, Ottawa ON
It's safe to say that we had our fair share of miserable weather this Spring and that our Summer seemed to be following suit. As a family lifestyle portrait photographer who primarily shoots outdoors, it has been a logistics and rescheduling nightmare; I'm sure many of my clients would agree.
This sweet family had to change their date for family photos at least 3 times and we STILL ended up getting caught in a downpour - not before getting in a few great shots, thankfully. One of the benefits of working with repeat clients is that there is a lot less "getting to know you" time needed so we were able to jump right in and get snap happy from the get go. I wish we would have had more time to play around and really take advantage of the beautiful greenery - and these gorgeous kids - but Mother Nature doesn't seem to care if anyone else has plans.
The Dominion Arboretum is one of my favourite family photography locations in Ottawa because it is a big open space with lots of beautiful scenery and is in a convenient central location. Although the rain has been a royal pain in my behind, the trees and grass have been loving the extra juice and are looking super lush and beautiful. The silver lining, right?
The toughest part now is deciding where to display those new family photos. It's best to plan ahead and decide where you'd like to use them to decorate your home so that your family's choice of clothing for the photo session and the session location suit your home decor and/or style. As you can see here, these family portraits would add a punch of colour and life to this space, where they can be seen and enjoyed on a daily basis.
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