Dragon Hare Studios – Fall is our family portrait season here in Vermilion and this year, we’d love to photograph your family.
But wait – I know what you are going to say – you want to lose some weight before you invest in family portraits. As I say to all of my clients; the people that love you and want your portrait, are not people who see your weight at all. Let me say that again – those closest to you, do not see the problem area on your thigh, the love handles or anything else that concerns you, they ONLY see YOU. When my brother passed away, my portraits of him became my most prized possessions. I don’t see his weight, I don’t see his haircut, hair color, or any specific part of him – I only see who he was to me. Your children, your spouse, your parents, your favorite aunt/cousin/sibling only sees this about you too.
But hang with me a bit more – being a bigger person myself, you can bet that I learned how to photograph a larger person properly very quickly because I *know* how bad it feels to look at a picture of yourself that is not at all flattering. I am professionally trained in posing – ie my camera does not add weight to your body, in fact, it can take it off. In every portrait I create, I will pose you to flatter your body type and hide any spots you’d prefer not to look at in your portrait.
The other strong objection I hear to family portraits is this: I have to keep them clean, it’s too stressful to get them all ready, it’s so hard to get them to smile and look good. Sound familiar? Well, here’s where the Dragon Hare difference comes into play – we retouch every portrait we create. The bruise/scratch/black eye your child has from playing, the mud on his pants or the tear in her dress or even “my husband put on the wrong color shirt” is something we have handled with no issue.
As for the stress of it – you come in and chat with me, I hear what works for you, what style you like and what your children are like and we base everything on your family. A family of small children? We photograph much differently, than we do a family with older children. We offer suggestions for what to say to young and teen children that are not amused with strangers taking portraits, and suggestions for Moms to reduce the stress of portraits period. We try hard to create a fun, safe atmosphere so that children and husbands will relax and smile. We keep it simple and take it at a pace your family is comfortable with.
Our goal is to give you a piece of personal art that shows the real you. Not the weight, the dirt, the zit, the flyaway hair that no amount of hair spray will tame or the stress. Contact us at 780.853.4277 or click that button to the right that says “contact us” and we let us create a real life portrait of your family.