Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a class project where we photographed 5 different families in a matter of an hour. This was bound to be a challenge, but I feel that I have grown from this experience and know better how to interact with and photograph families of all sizes and age. These were taken on November 6th, 2014. I’m grateful for the chance I had to meet these amazing families and to capture their fun personalities and relationships. The purpose of these images was to create pleasant portraits that displayed professional quality, genuine expression and real gestures. The locations of these photographs are at the Gardens of BYU-Idaho.

These images were taken primarily with a 50 mm and 85 mm lens. I kept the aperture small for the portraits that included full body and lots of background and it was a little wider for the more close-up photos, especially for the individual headshots. These images were taken with natural light and a reflector on occasion.

In post-production I slightly adjusted the exposure, color balance, tone curve, contrast, vibrance, sharpness shadows and highlights. I did slight editing on the skin of our models in Lightroom. I do love portrait photography so much, especially couples and family photos. I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to meet these beautiful families! Enjoy these portraits of Ben and Michelle Pingel and their five, adorable children!

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