When asked to do family photography / family portraits, I always want to spice things up a bit and make them unique and original. So I aim for family portrait sessions that are comfortable and relaxed, whether at home or on location. I want the kids to play and have fun. I do better family photography this way. Here are great examples of family photography in Orange County.
Many family portraits are of the traditional poses, but lack the look and feel of photojournalism. I prefer to introduce a candid element into my family photography. Locations help for family photography (Los Angeles and Orange County have many great locations), but they aren't the most important part of the family portrait. I try to make sure that the family is the main subject and I capture them as best I can as a professional photographer.
I usually encourage the family to choose locations and poses that reflect their personality and style. This can vary from a park or at home for posed shots. Posing at home is great because of the comfort factor. For family photography, Orange County and Los Angeles are great for location photos. From there I try my best to loosen the family up to get posed photojournalism. You can see what results from that in the above photos, which comes from my experience with wedding photography. If you are looking for family photography or family portraits (either for Christmas cards or just because), please call me at 323.605.4224 to book a date. Here are more examples of Orange County Family Photography