When creating Natural Light Portraits of Family in Seattle Studio, one of the first questions during our consultation meeting is to establish preference to color or black and white images. Even though many are partial to the classic timeless look of black and white, when you have a family of redheads, the choice is clear. (My dear friend and client Pam and I have an annual running joke with this question as her redhead family portraits just sing with color.)
When working with a family in the studio, I always prepare Mom to come prepared with a variety of clothing, schedule the timing carefully for the optimal light and temperament of the baby, and also prepare Dad for the involvement in the family portraits. It’s far better to prepare well for these portrait sessions, than to just show up without a careful consultation. (Everyone is a little tired after smiling, laughing, and corraling kids for an hour, so we’d rather give a 100% then, rather than trying it a second time.)
I love working with this wonderful strawberry blonde/red head Seattle family these past few years. Mom is always organized and ready to go with great ideas. After our first session, she knew the timing and pacing of the session, so it becomes progressively easier, even with additional kids because she knows what to expect each session.
I can’t wait to meet their new-newborn this spring…..hopefully another redhead.