A couple weeks ago in a strictly spontaneous moment, I spotted the family portrait of JB Salle, DeEtte and their kids. It was such a stunning portrait, I decided to share it in a blog post. As I was writing the post I started thinking how much fun it would be to share some of your family portraits, making it a point to remind everybody to stop procrastinating and get the job done.
My mother used to complain about "shoemaker's children needing shoes," because I was in the photography industry yet rarely had an up to date portrait of our family. I put out the request to all of you and here's the first group to respond. If you'd still like to share an image, just send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. No big file, just need 5x7 equivalent at 72 dpi and the url for your business.
A BIG thanks to the three of you who took the time to send me images and another thanks to those of you who are procrastinating and saying, "I really should send something in!" LOL
Allegra's Studio sent me three images, so I picked my favorite two. The winter scene is their 2014 holiday card the second image is from Mother's Day 2013. I love the fact that they don't miss an opportunity to update their family portrait.
Samantha at Jonathan Ivy Photography sent me the image below. It was a rushed image, but I love the sentiment behind it..."This was one of those when we only have a minute, but we need to document this stage of our lives..." If you've got children, it's especially important to document those family moments - look at the expressions on the kids faces. Nobody is going to care ten years from now if the family portrait was "rushed".
Michael Huang of Cukini Studio sent me these two and I love a little humor thrown in for the fun of it. He wrote, "For these photos, I dragged the family away on a 5 hours drive to Gary, Indiana for a little urban exploration. For this particular location, since I was bringing the kids, I played safe and got a permit from the city. Just did not feel like getting arrested for trespassing in front of my own kids! "
Bambi Cantrell is responsible for this family portrait of me and Sheila with my three grandsons in Boston this past September. She's a remarkable photographer and has a way of always capturing the best expressions.
I never miss an opportunity to share Bleu Cotton and Allison's holiday card. They've been making every holiday family portrait a classic and I think at this point, I've got at seven years of them saved. Nobody has more fun than this crew! While they capture pictures of the kids and themselves all year long, at holiday time they pull out all the stops.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.