Styling Family Portraits

Three generations of the Steele family gathered in Rockville, MD for a Mother's Day shoot. 

Location: Glenview Mansion

Before the shoot even happens, I like to have a conversation about what this shoot is going to be about. In this instance, it was a gift for Mother's Day. Bringing all the grandchildren together with their grandmother. 

To have the photos look cohesive, I ask that a color scheme to be used.  Picking a few colors to work within. For this time of year, blues, whites, and creams were the perfect compliment to a spring day.  

With all kids under the age of 10, I knew shooting fast and giving them breaks was going to be important.  Breaking up the shoot with playful lifestyle and some portriats, we were able to give these clients the best of the best and a little bit of everything.  Letting parents and kids have their moment in front of the camera alone while the rest of the group could snack, relax, or of course run around like only a 4 year old can.