We just did a family portrait session out in Poway at this old school railroad station yesterday. It was the first time that we have ever been out to the station and found it by looking up poway and photography through google. Apparently everyone and their mother knew about this location for photography though. There were at least 4 different photography sessions going on at the same time that we were out there. It was crazy. We all had the same locations in mind to shoot and we even saw some photographers steal ideas on our posing.
Either way, the posing part of family sessions is the shots that we make sure to have because it is traditional and everyone has it. They definitely are a must to take, but the style that we will be pushing is more of the photojournalistic feel. Shots like the one above. Shots that show you the love and fun that the family have.
The shots are set up in a bit, but posing and popping hips out and smiling are not part of the requirements. We want real reactions and real movements. We want real laughs and real smiles.
We still have to edit through this batch, but we will share more of these types of shots from this weekend's shoot.