There are so many aspects to coordinating family portraits that I continually come across with my clients. I treat each family individually (because that’s who they are) and I’m able to create great portraits because of that.
With every family that I encounter, I sit down, usually with mom, to chat about what she’s hoping for. That’s Step 1. My Portrait Consultation explores her needs and wants, possible locations, the wardrobe best suited for the family as well as where she plans to display her portrait.
When I ask mom what’s most important about THIS portrait, I usually get shrugged shoulders. That’s the best answer that I can hope for. This means that I really get to do my job; make suggestions and recommendations. She’ll make the final decisions, but it’s the guidance that I provide that allows her to make solid, educated decisions.
Within a short conversation, we come up with a plan for the rest of the session. That’s the way I handle every family portrait session.