Category Archives: Tips

Tips for a successful multi-family photography session- Part 2

Two years have passed since I last wrote “Tips for a successful multi-family photography session”  And from all the families I’ve met I have learned a few more tips to share. The following are my observations. 1. I still feel that choosing one of the photographer’s location ideas will produce the best results. A convenient…

Tips for a successful family session in the snow

Many are familiar with summertime at Bear Lake.  The bright blue waters, the comfortable warm temperatures and all the fun outdoor activities to fill a whole weekend. But Bear Lake in the winter is equally charming and beautiful.  Families come to the mountains to enjoy a warm and cozy cabin after a day on the…

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Before and After

What does it take to put an extended family portrait together?  Here you get to see some of the behind the scene edits that I make. When photographing a large group, chances are high that not everyone will have their eyes open at the same time.  That is why I composite group photos by combining…

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Family Reunion in Bear Lake

It’s getting close to reunion time in Bear Lake, and I am already getting July days booked, and also receiving inquiries about August.  If you’re on the fence on whether to hire a photographer or have a family member photograph your family, might I suggest the benefits of hiring a local. She will be the…

Crop Ratio

I photograph large families all summer long who gather on vacation at Bear Lake.  Because it is hard for large families to gather, the photos taken of their time together become extra special.  So here is another tip when planning and preparing your family portrait session. Remember crop ratio, or aspect ratio. Experience this summer…