Extended Family Portraits, Fall Family Photos, Ottawa ON
Thankful for Family
With Thanksgiving weekend just around the corner, families are starting to plan their delectable menus, creative decor, and some are seeker a professional photographer to capture their unique family gathering.
Where do you start? How do you get everyone on board? How can you make this enjoyable?
First of all, hire Michelle Ma Belle Photography, of course! We don’t just take beautiful family portraits; we assist you throughout the entire planning process. By the time the photo session day comes around, all you have to do is smile and enjoy the company - and the turkey afterwards.
Fun Family Photos
The best extended family sessions take place at familiar location where everyone feels comfortable enough to be themselves. It can be a casual gathering outdoors, a BBQ supper at the family home, or going for a stroll at a favourite park. This family in particular loves to cook so they combined the portrait session with a family dinner at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. We took advantage of the neighbourhood scenery for some beautiful family portraits before everyone filled their bellies.
What to Wear for Extended Family Portraits
I encourage clients to coordinate their clothing selection in advance - it’s really not as daunting as it seems, I promise! Start with a colour palette of 2 to 4 complimentary colours and send that off to all the family members for them to use that as a “guide”. Other than that, let them pick out clothes they are comfortable in and that suit their personality. It’s important to look like yourself in your portraits. Yes, I do suggest putting on a little makeup and maybe putting the clothes in for an extra run in the dryer to remove wrinkles (or iron, but really, who has time for that anymore?), but the most important thing you can wear is a smile. Cliché, I know, but it’s the truth. I would much rather a mismatched family portrait than one with scowls, hives, tears, or just a complete misrepresentation of your family dynamics and personalities.
Proudly Display Your Memories
No one is prouder than a grandparent. They may not be eager to get in front of the camera but just put a grandchild in their arms and watch their eyes light up. Grandparents love to plaster their walls and shelves with portraits of their children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren! In fact, my grandmother also has a great-great-grandchild ~ that’s a lot of wall space! If you’re looking for professional quality prints and products, contact us to book an ordering appointment. You will have the opportunity to examine the high end products we offer and we will help you select the appropriate size and medium to display your portraits. With Michelle Ma Belle Photography you receive exceptional customer service throughout the full professional photography experience.