Raleigh Family Photography
Every family is different! Let your family portrait show your difference. From the casual outdoor picture to the studio portrait or from the big to the small family. Not every look fits every family. Whether it be because of age, the number of people, schedules or weather. Raleigh family photography has a lot of options when it comes to locations and styles. Nieto Photography can help you make the right decision for your next family portrait session.
The comfort of your own Home
Having a beautiful backdrop for your family portrait is always a big priority. Sometimes life happens, and the weather is terrible. Too hot or too cold or rain for 30 days straight. North Carolina has great weather and some times it doesn’t. Do you have a newborn or a little child that can make it impossible to get out of the house? Sometimes it is best just to stay home and have your picture shot in the comfort of your own house.
Studio or Couch
There are a few options when it comes to family portraits in the home. If you want posed pictures and group shots, making space in ones living room, deck, or nursery is a perfect choice. You have the ease of not worrying about forgetting anything at home.
You might think that your house would not make for an excellent backdrop to your pictures. Then the next option is to bring the studio to you. I can set up a backdrop in your living room or kitchen with a little notice. There is no worry about having a perfectly clean house when you have an in-home studio portrait.
If you want you can even finger paint on the backdrop.
There is also the option of a family lifestyle session. This type of shoot would be a little more planned and purposeful to ensure a fantastic experience. The goal is to show the daily routine of your family during the morning or afternoon. As your photographer, I would be a fly on the wall in your daily home life.
Back Yard – Front Yard Family Portraits
A big part of family photography is capturing your life. Catching where you spend the majority of the time as a family is very important. Looking back in ten or twenty years you will want to see where your children rode their bicycles or played ball. Your front yard and back yard are the perfect spots for these future reminders of days gone by. Spread a blanket out or keep it simple and just sitting in the grass.
Adding to the Family
As a wedding photographer, I get to see first hand the creation of new families. As a family photographer, I get to see the expansion of those families. Maternity portraits are a great way to document your ever-growing family. Whether it is the mother by herself, mom and dad, or the whole family together. It’s an opportunity to see the transition of the family.
At home or in the hospital a newborn portrait session is always a happy time during what can be a very stressful period. This type of portrait session you want to plan pre-birth. It’s essential if you want a hospital session to know if your hospital or birth center allows non-family visitors in the room.
Newborn portraits at home are great if you want to avoid any stress at the hospital or if you want to show off your nursery and the baby. I would recommend having these portraits scheduled in the first two to three weeks of the babies life. After this time a babies skin can start breaking out with “baby acne” and dry skin.
There are several styles of newborn photography. I take the approach of making it a family portrait session with minimal props and a black and white session with the baby solo. I approach the images with a traditional simplicity. If you are in search of a more modern portrait style for your newborn session. I highly recommend Samantha Canal Photography.
Other reasons to have a family portrait
Short on time? Make it a mini
If you don’t have time for a full portrait session, the most convenient route is a Spring or Fall mini session. A fifteen-minute session at a local park or green space. I dedicate two weekends a year to mini sessions. It is an ideal time if you have small children or pets that you want in your pictures.
Make up for Lost Time
Has it been 15 or 20 years since your last portrait? Then its time to fix that with an updated family session. Ask me about my favorite Raleigh family photography locations.
Do you need to have the best Christmas or Holiday card on the block? Let me get creative with your family. Its a great way to bragging rights on an awesome family portrait.
If you have any questions about your own family portrait session please feel free to contact me. I look forward to speaking with you.