A fine art family portrait is for the person who wants the personality of their family members portrayed in an elegant and artistic way so that you can always remember what makes them unique.
During the first step I will pre plan your session so it reflects your personality and lifestyle. It's also important to evaluate the location and lighting situation in advance and to select a location that reflects the style of the entire family.
In order to create a fine art family portrait as your photographer I must simultaneously anticipate fleeting expressions and also be aware of subtle nuances in body language and facial gesture. This allows me to direct the family members while paying attention to technical issues such as lighting, lens selection, composition and complimentary poses.
After the photography is completed I then select and optimize the best images. This means adjusting the color and contrast, lightening and darkening selected areas of the image to dramatize dimension and draw attention to the important areas of focus.
This is also the time to remove subtle distractions like stray hairs or soften wrinkles, brighten the eyes and straighten smiles.
As part of the total package I also provide unique and customized finishes or wall groupings and consult on framing. In that way the portrait will be displayed to its best advantage; and last in its beauty for a lifetime.