The livin' is easy for MOST but if you are a portrait photographer, summer is a very busy time. It's the perfect time to take advantage of visiting relatives and a good opportunity to get those multigenerational shots. Since the visitors are on vacation, the mood is generally informal and the subjects, especially kids, are feeling playful. In the image above and below, Sheryll wanted to use the excuse of having a "big" birthday to encourage her family to have a long overdue portrait session. She especially wanted a photo of her and her five "kids." The photos were taken at Gunrock Beach in Hull, just steps from Sheryll's summer place.
Another birthday was the impetus for Jeanne to request a multigenerational photo session with her visiting daughters and grandchildren. Gracie (blue top/white skirt) had the creative idea to set up the shot below. The two images below were both taken at Nantasket beach, very close to the Nantasket Resort Hotel where Jeanne's guests were staying.
In addition to family portraits, late summer is also the time for senior photos and I offer families and opportunity to book a family photo and include the senior photo at no extra charge. The Johnson family, repeat customers, took me up on this and we took their family portrait in Hingham Harbor and included Marissa's senior portrait at the same time.
Finally, ANOTHER "big" birthday brought the Carr family together at the South Shore Conservatory. Below is Jane with five of her grandchildren.