Flippen Park Family Portraits, Highland Park Extended Family Portraits
Photographing your family is important, and including your extended family is even more valuable. This sweet family selected Flippen Park for their portraits. It is an elegant park located in Highland Park featuring a fountain, reflection pool, and an ornate gazebo. The grounds always have beautiful flowers blooming throughout the year. The greenery is always gorgeous and well maintained. Formal wardrobes always photograph beautifully at this location. It’s a place I recommend for a classic elegant style.
Tips for photographing young children.
This family has young children. Most young children are very active. Photographing young children requires patience and the understanding that they enjoy moving and exploring their environment. Having these behaviors in mind, I incorporate poses that allow movement and interaction. During the photo session I maintain the children’s interest by bringing a toy for them to look at when they smile. Parents may also play familiar music on their phone. At the end of this session, with parents’ approval, we used some bubbles to encourage natural playful smiles from the children. I try to move around to different areas at the location to keep up with their energy levels. Be careful to expect your young child to stand perfectly still and always look at the camera. Remembering they are young with curious minds will help the session go well. Encouraging your child with positive words and being playful is the best method for achieving great portraits. It is my goal to achieve genuine smiles from children, and positive parents are great at helping me do that.