Having the opportunity to photograph a family is a huge gift. It is the chance to document someone’s past, present, and future. From young lovers with fingers entwined to a belly swollen with anticipation for new life, capturing a family on film is to capture the smiles, the bear hugs, and the utter joy of togetherness. We find true moments that matter in a father’s proud-new-daddy-glow, or a sister’s protective embrace. Whether you shoot traditional or lifestyle family photos, either fully posed or 100% candid (or somewhere in between), your goal is authenticity, and your task is an important one. You are your clients’ documentarian. They’re storyteller.
The following collection features images that remind us that family really does matter. Refer to it for inspiration and then go out there and capture the most important moments that make up your client’s lives.