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Extended Family Photographer – Watkinsville, GA

One of my many hats is extended family photographer. I love being able to photograph families with multiple generations. I know these are images I would want myself and it is a privilege to produce portraits like this for others.

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The daughter of these sweet grandparents contacted me to commission me as their extended family photographer to celebrate her parents 50th wedding anniversary. One of her brother’s family was traveling into town, so it was the perfect opportunity since everyone would be together. Such a rare thing when people live a distance apart.

I was told that they wanted a natural field, but had to be handicap accessible for one of her brothers. I gave a few options and they picked this stunning location. The ground was not soft and these images were taken just a few yards from where we parked the cars. There was a curb, so my husband made a portable ramp that worked out perfectly. Love all the delicate white wild flowers in the pale green grass. The way the sun came through the trees was stunning too!

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These cousins really get along well and I think it shows here. I bet they really enjoy being together and play hard when they do. They are very lucky to have each other.

When photographing extended families, I always like to break things down into immediate family groupings too. I had brought the stools to this session so that not just one person was sitting and to give us some variety. Turned out to be a big hit with these boys. They preferred to sit on the stools vs standing in the grass. I think it had to do with their dislike of the feeling of the tall grass against their skin. Totally get it!

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Can you tell these two ladies are dancers?! Beautiful inside and out.

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These images of dad with his daughter just melts my heart. Such sweet moments and love shown here. She will always be his baby!

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I think they did such a great job picking their wardrobe for their portraits. The color palette works so well, especially for this location. As an extended family photographer, I always give advice on styling. You want everyone to look great as a big group, in each individual immediate family groupings as well as other break downs of family members. I suggest picking a color palette of 3-5 colors that all coordinate together. This allows people to show off their individual personalities and style without being too matchy matchy. Long gone are the portraits where everyone wears white or the exact same thing. It is great to use texture, accessories and  varying fabrics.

This is a popular time to book extended family portrait sessions. A lot of families get together for end of school celebrations and even graduations in the coming months. Over the Summer, a lot of families are able to visit and vacation together as well. Why not take advantage of everyone being together with a portrait session? I help you every step of the way. From location scouting, wardrobe advice, communication to all families, directing during the session, and even helping navigate sticky family dynamics – I’m your gal! Inquire today for details and to book your extended family photo session.  |  706.713.0676


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