Photographing family outings: great pictures, less hassle
One of the best ways to get authentic photos of your family is to bring your photographer on a fun family outing. Jones family farm in Shelton, CT is a wonderfully scenic spot that makes for great pictures, add to that fun activities, year round (strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins and Christmas trees) and you have a great recipe for easy family pictures.
We went there last summer for some strawberry picking. At the time my daughter had recently started walking and was exuding this amazing confidence with exploring her world. She was amazed that we were pulling these delicious fruit from the plants and that she could pop them into her mouth.
Authentic Family Portraits: enjoying time with your family creates more meaningful pictures
I'm so happy to have these pictures from such a specific memory. Not only are they gorgeous but they bring back all of the memories and feelings of not just that day, but this phase in our life. My daughter was in the early stages of walking and just getting comfortable really cruising around. As a family we were coming out of the fog of that first year with a new baby and getting back to the activities that we enjoy. For me, this is what makes documentary photography so fantastic and potentially so meaningful. While it is lovely to have pretty portraits, it is incredibly special to have pictures that document your family's experiences and bring back the memories and the feelings from a specific place and time.