Category Archives: Family Photography

Photographers finding their own “voice”…

Friends in photography, The first time Kirsten Lewis burst onto the scene a few years back was when she announced a speaking gig at WPPI... What caught my eye was the title she gave her presentation: "Give White and Khaki the Finger" I almost spewed coffee all over my laptop when I read it. It…
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Where and when do your best sessions come from?

Where and when do your best sessions come from?   And I thought this a silly, naive question.   And at the same time it's a deep, probing query....all in one. Like the question my daughter asked me when she was only six years old: "Dad, is there a God that made God?"   Whoa.…
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Secrets to photographing young and older families….some easy steps

I've photographed about a billion families in my life. Or almost a billion, maybe  a million. They are one of my favorite sessions. And, the foundation for a successful photography business. Each family can be  challenge...from young ones to older ones. In each of these videos below I explain exactly the steps I take when…
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Secrets to Posing the Family

Secrets to Posing the Family I shoot a load of families every year. They are by far one of my all time favorite sessions. Why? Because I love shooting them, AND, I make a ton of dough every year capturing these images that my clients cherish, hang in their homes, mail as gifts to their…
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One of my fave, best selling portrait poses…

Check it out.... Notice a common theme? It's easy to spot. No one is looking at the camera. I always try and shoot a series of poses where everyone is either looking at each other, interacting, or looking at a key point of interest. In this case, baby sister. These poses are big sellers. Either…
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Call Oprah….

by Robin Spencer The Rogue Master "I've had it! Enough with the whining all ready. I talked to two photographers on the same day last week, I heard nothing but "Business is soooo bad", "I'm starving, so and so is starving", "can't pay the rent", "I'm thinking of closing up, so and so has closed…
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Posing and head tilts……the good, the bad and the ugly…

When do you use feminine poses and masculine poses? Is this something you should even be concerned about? To a degree, yes. But there are some limits. For example, shooting a wedding, and you have very little time. Should you worry about each person in the family groupings? And tweak and adjust each head tilt?…
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The secret to creating family portraits that sell…

It was exactly two years ago almost to the day that I photographed this family.... Yes, mid November. Lucky there wasn't a foot of snow, which is very likely in these parts. Cold out, yes. But not too cold.... Babies and young kids. What was grandma thinking? I knew this portrait session may not work…
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