Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something about a white backdrop that just rocks. True it’s studio photography and that is DEFINITELY not me. I prefer to work outside where you can feel a little more relaxed, but when a family wants indoor pictures, I’m not totally opposed to the white backdrop. I guess it’s kind of like a black/white photograph, it’s so simply that it’s just appealing to look at. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going soft on you and wanting to become a studio photographer, but on occasion, I do find it to be enjoyable.
It actually came about because of the inches on top of inches of rain we have been getting. I had two family sessions lined out for different areas outdoors, but because even grassy areas were becoming small lakes, we had to settle with doing indoor pictures. Both sets of families were fairly large, about 11-13 in each one. One family even had small children. I’m sure most of us have been a part of that big group family picture where you have the grandparents, parents, aunt/uncles, cousins, and even 2nd cousins in some. You know how stressful and challenging that is for a photographer? Especially when there are young children involved. So, not wanting to deal with getting the attention AND attention span of 13 or so people at one time, I decided to split them up. Working with 3-5 people at a time are much easier. 🙂 Plus, photoshop allows me to do so, then piece them together. True the family wasn’t together during the final product, but you wouldn’t know it if I didn’t tell you.
So how did the final product turn out? In my opinion, I was pretty happy for my first set of indoor family pictures. I had a blast working with both sets of families, and I look forward to working with many more, and maybe one of these days I’ll post a massive family picture… fingers crossed on that one. 🙂