Nov 12, 2007

Tina's Family in Irvine

With Tina and Steve's kids involved in many sports activities on the weekends, we really only had one date to try to do the shoot even though we scheduled it way in advance. As luck would have it, the weather in Irvine was perfect and their kids were great for this family portrait session.

Our goal was to capture everyone in a more natural fashion rather than just the traditional formal posed portraits. We tried to blend the two styles so we can be sure to capture their natural, individual expressions while also getting the group shots suitable for large prints and possible inclusion in Steve's professional website.


You can tell right from the start that Lily was a lively and energetic girl. The camera is definitely drawn to her smile.


We need to get some tips from Tina and Steve on how to raise kids, because the boys were all so polite and easy to work with.


Handsome kids.


A cute father and son moment.


Tina did such a great job with the wardrobe. She and Lily matched quite well.


Lily often wandered off and found her own activities.




I love these candid smiling moments.




Just the guys.




This is one of my favorites from the shoot. I told them all to get their faces close together and Lily comes over and plants a kiss on her brother's cheek. This is right afterwards when she looks up with her big adorable eyes.


Tina was looking for someone who would capture her family in a new way, in a more natural and relaxed outdoor atmosphere. I'm so glad she chose me to do the shoot because it was a lot of fun and I really love how the images turned out.

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