I really enjoyed having a session with Karina, Arthur and their three kids (and a dog!). I do not have families with teenagers in front of my camera very often but I absolutely love it! And I also love photographing big families, they have a great dynamic and such a wide range of different personalities – truly a treat for a portrait photographer. There are many challenges of course, but when I manage to capture everyone's spirit it feels like a true victory. And I am sure that the families treasure those authentic, funny and somewhat imperfect pictures most.
We found a nice quite spot in a Parc de la Perle du Lac in Geneva, because of the dog we were not allowed in Botanical Garden, where my 45 minutes family sessions usually take place. This was a great location for a family with big kids as they do not need much space to run, but they do need some time and quite environment to relax and start having fun. I always make sure to take some group photographs with everyone facing the camera as these shots are important to have too, but the photographs I love the most, and which my clients come back to me for again and again are the images that show the love and connection between family members.
If you would like to arrange your own photo session for a big or small family, I would be happy to hear from you.