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Holidays are for family…the more the merrier! {Northern Virginia Family Photographer}

Surrounded by family…generations all together – that’s a wonderful picture, isn’t it?  Even better when you get a chance to capture it all forever with a photograph!  Brad contacted me a while back wanting a holiday session when his whole family would be together – it would be a big group – up to 15 people and two dogs.  Many photographers won’t work over the holidays, but I believe my job is even more important at the holiday time.  Without compromise to my own family, I’m happy to help others collect and capture wonderful memories.  Brad and Carolyn were wonderful to work with – from our first meeting in their home to scope out the best room for the session, to putting together a shooting plan of the day with mini setups they’d like to have – to the day we arrived and how they allowed me to basically rearrange their whole family room and take over their space!  I even had to move the Christmas presents, and they never complained at all.

This was a FUN family.  They enjoyed each other, and that showed.  And the dogs!  A Boxer and a Beagle – and just absolutely adorable!  Hank (the Beagle) was a little bit of a food thief and had to be watched carefully, but Calloway, (the Boxer), was a perfect gentlemen.  He actually seemed to pose!  For those of you who know me, you know I have Border Collies myself, but I’d have to say if I was to consider a different breed, I’d have an easy job of falling in love with a Boxer.

Here are just two to tease the family – I’m working on your gallery of proofs and I’m excited to show you in the next few days.  Families like you guys are why I love my job!  Thank you for letting me be a part of your holiday and I hope you LOVE your preview and your proofs in your gallery!

Family and large group photography can be challenging – from the space needed to photograph and pose and light properly, to controlling the background, to controlling the subjects – but patience and experience and yes, having fun with it are all crucial components.  If you are interested in a large group family photo, give a call and let’s see if your home and your group can make a great photo …. with a little help from me and my equipment.  I’d love to help your family capture forever memories!

  1. Courtney says:

    looooove them! can’t wait to see the rest 🙂

  2. Ben says:

    U all look great! What a good picture. Who is that gorgeous young lady in the middle??

  3. Carolyn says:

    I am so excited! They look great and that was really quick!! I didn’t expect to see anything until January!!

  4. Charmelle says:

    I love them both. I especially love the one of you and Brad. You can truly see the love between you two. I am glad you got this done. I know you have wanted it for a while. Even perfect is the setting in the newly revised formal living room.

  5. Brenda says:

    Beautiful picture of all of you.

  6. RENAE CHASE says:

    OMG!! I adore these two photographs! This is one of the nicest family pictures that I have seen in a LONG TIME! I hope that I am going to get a picture that I can frame! Seeing this picture makes me miss y’all more!

  7. joan says:

    Carolyn and Brad~

    What a beautiful and warm family with home to match! These photos show that Santa has been good to you, giving you the best gift there is. Having eachother and everyone together to share past memories and making many new ones IS the best gift of all.

  8. Amy James says:

    Knowing what I saw almost a year ago, and what I see now….What a difference! The true definition of a home is what I see in these photos.

  9. George and Sandy Duval says:

    George and I loved the pictures. You all looked so happy.

  10. George and Sandy says:

    These are very nice pictures.

  11. Patrick says:

    Good looking family

  12. Julie says:

    Can’t wait to see the rest! Love the one of Brad and Carolyn!!

  13. Debbie Horner says:

    Ben- that would be Rachel? I love the pictures! Can’t wait to see the rest.

  14. Nancy Leopold says:

    Lovely photos. Can’t wait to see more. OMA

  15. Kellie says:

    What a beautiful family portrait. I love the setting in the room, with the window in the background. Well done.

  16. Leon says:

    Your family pictures are very nice. They look great.

  17. Kellie says:

    They look great Deb, think im gonna have to get that number from nanny;p

  18. Chris says:

    Looking good sis. Makes me miss you more.

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