November 18, 2013

A Farm, Fall Family Shoot

If I had to choose a favorite season to shoot in, Autumn would most definitely be my front runner. The gorgeous multi-colored saturated jewel tones, the quiet sophistication and gentle breeze in the air, the way sunlight permeates through the changing leaves and paints the skies a palette of ombre oranges, reds, purples and yellows... truly magnificent and without comparison.

Add to this equation two very different but equally beautiful families - one a family of seven with two stunning parents and their five gorgeous offspring each with subsequent ages and heights, the other a single parent family of mom and her adorable daughter - and you have a picture perfect portrait!

It is with absolute pleasure and delight that I started planning this portrait session way back in August when I was asked to set apart a day in my calendar for their Autumn family shoot.  I wanted to choose a location that would be not only beautiful setting for the pictures, but a place where both children and adults could truly enjoy and could  make a whole day of fun out of it!  That is what we set out to do and accomplish when I found a local farm near Princeton, New Jersey that served as the ideal backdrop with activities for the  kiddies, (like pumpkin patches, farm animals, hay rides and much more) as well as activities for the grown-up kiddies (like local winery and wine tasting, apple cider doughnuts and apple wine, oh wait I already mentioned the vino!;)

Terhune Orchards in Princeton New Jersey, was most definitely a  wonderful choice and I will be returning there not only for future portrait sessions, but because those apple cider doughnuts are to die for delicious, not to mention those yummy harvest wines!

I digress, back to the shoot. When planning a session, I think of all the aspects for the feel I want to create, from the setting to the wardrobe. Most clients will ask me what they should wear, and I always try to think of what looks best against the distinct backgrounds I will be shooting in, but most importantly what looks best on the client. As a photographer, there is nothing more lovely than seeing a family coordinate colors in a photo shoot, it makes for an even better and more put together final result! I couldn't be more pleased with how these pictures turned out, I feel they capture the essence of each and every personality, from the adults to the little humans. I hope you enjoy!

Definitely a memorable day...

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