So how to you go about getting a family portrait? You could ask a neighbor to take some pictures of your family using your digital camera or go to a studio in the mall. But it is a gift; and it is a portrait of your family so you want it to be just perfect and done right!
Where do you start?
First, have a consultation with a professional photographer. Set up a
consultation so you can tell the photographer how you envision your family
Next, determine if you want a formal picture or a casual picture.
Then, decide upon a setting. You may want to include your family standing around the grand piano or under a big oak tree. Choose a setting that capture the moments in your lives that mean the most.
Next think about the clothing. You may want to all be in black or jeans with white shirts. Whatever clothes you choose, pick colors that work well together and avoid splashy prints. Pick clothes that express who you are but keep in mind this photo will be around for years to come!
Try to get a good night sleep but do not worry. A good photographer will have the technology to brighten your eyes, smooth out wrinkles and remove stains from teeth.
One more thing to keep in mind with creating your family's portrait is to choose the best background, lighting, and frame that will illustrate who your family is. Your photographer will make recommendations.
And lastly, make it fun. Capture your family interacting. A good photo not only shows what your family looked like, but evokes memories and emotions.
When everything is done you will not only have a great gift for grandparents, but you will have a timeless image that will bring back this moment in time for years and generations to come" Mr. Gittsovich concluded.
Gregory Gittsovich is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia. He began his career in photography in his teens, 35 years ago.
He has a Master's Degree in Photographic Arts from St. Petersburg Art Academy.
Gregory came to the United States 20 years ago, settled in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area and opened Accent Photography in 1992.
He enjoys all kinds of photography from newborn babies to weddings. Visit his website at http://www.accentphotography.com for more background and examples of Gregory's photographic expertise.