You want a fall family portrait. It’s stressful, it costs money, the husband hates portraits, the kids never behave the way you want them to, you’d have to buy clothes and the biggest one, you want to lose weight first. But! But you want a family portrait!
What if I could tell you that none of those things really matter in your Vermilion portrait sessions? You probably wouldn’t believe me at all. But really, they don’t matter!
Why do we stress about family portraits? We don’t want the kids dirty, the hair messed up, we want the “perfect” family portrait. I can make you the perfect family portrait but I can tell you from personal experience, it doesn’t exist in real life. I can tell you from personal experience, that you will LOVE the portrait where all your personalities come out.
It may not be perfectly posed, you may not be interacting directly with the camera, but it will be absolutely perfect for your family because it’s who you are. Attitude, sass, belly laughs – it’s all a part of your family, why not incorporate it into your family portrait? Plus, we don’t limit you to 30 minutes or stand there with a camera in your face expecting you to smile. We tell jokes, we make you laugh and we have fun so it doesn’t feel stressful!
It costs money. Everything costs money. It’s more a question of what do you want and what do you want to invest? You can purchase super cheap and expect low quality. You can pay more and expect quality. At Dragon Hare, we believe in creating for you finished works of arts so it may cost you a bit more but think about this. All the people who’s homes were destroyed in the recent hurricanes and earthquakes.
What do you think they are digging for in hopes of saving from their homes? Their favorite purse? That bookshelf they agongized over? That throw rug you had to have? The favorite coffee mug? Nope, none of those things matter to them now. They want their portraits.
I have five children. Your children cannot do anything that I haven’t seen before. The most horrific fit? My daughter has the crown for that one. Suspicious noises? My kids take the cake in that department. Embarrassing stories? Bah – I’ll share some right back. Your children don’t scare me, we have a lot of experience in this department.
Plus we have mad photoshop skills – I don’t make you stand there for hours on end to get everyone cooperating at the same time. We can and do swap heads to get the perfect portrait quicker and painless!
You know what makes fall the perfect time for family portraits? Your kids have new school clothes! Plus, I have mad photoshop skills. I haven’t met a stain I couldn’t remove….in photoshop of course! (the same goes for scratches, black eyes, drool, boogers and dirt!)
I have photographed hundreds of women over the years and every single one of them is concerned about their weight.
But as I tell each of my clients – I lost my brother a few years ago. Sometimes I saw him after work and he looked like the scruffiest guy you could ever imagine. He went through a weird hair phase where he shaved his head bald except for one short pony tail on the side of his head, yes the SIDE of his head. Sometimes he wore a good shirt, and sometimes he had on his favorite Oilers shirt. I may have commented on cleaning up, shaving or what on earth he was doing with his hair but you know what, none of those things were him. To me, he was so much more than his appearance. When I look at his photographs, I don’t see the size of his thighs, his hairstyle or his clothes. I only see him. Just as your family doesn’t see the trouble spot on your thighs, the saggy girls, the jiggly arms or wide bottom. They see none of that. You know why? They see YOU. You are so much more than the body you wear everyday.
You are everything to them. Just get in the photograph Mom.
And here’s where we tell you our secret…….we’ve been to school, workshops, and have mentors, we have learned how to pose for everybody type. Our cameras do not add 20lbs because cameras can and will in the untrained hand add weight. We also use creative posing within our family groups. And if that isn’t enough to convince you, we also use creative lighting making full use of shadow areas to hide areas of your body you are concerned about. But listen to me Momma, your kids don’t care about any of this. They love you not for the shape your body makes, but the shape of your heart and only that. Get the portrait Momma, it’s not something you will ever regret purchasing!
We are currently booking for fall portraits in Vermilion and surrounding areas. We don’t just offer fall mini sessions in Vermilion but full on location sessions on your farm or in the Vermilion Provincial Park!
Call us at 780.853.4277 or scroll up and hit the “contact us” button. We’ll get back to you shortly and find a time that works for your family! We can’t wait to create a portrait for your family!