This has been on my list-of-things-to-blog for AGES, now, and there have been several Fridays that I have shamelessly pushed it back to write about something else, but this is SO.IMPORTANT.
It also happens to be something I LOVE, but I didn’t know I loved it, at first. In fact, I thought I hated it. I was intimidated and I was scared. In the beginning, I was afraid of:
But then came a time when I shot several extended family shoots in a row and I was forced to get creative… and rely on my wedding photographer shooting skills. Guess what I found out?
Truth. I look forward to the extended family shoots this year. I just love the chaotic nature of these shoots. There is no shortage of things to capture – individual shots, small group shots, large group shots, candid, etc. And there’s always something going on around you. The participants of the shoot have fun – it’s like a mini reunion. If they’re not up in front of the lens, they’re shooting the breeze with their relatives. And it’s a beautiful thing.
So here are a couple of things I’ve learned along the way to counteract my five biggest fears I shared above. These tricks-of-the-trade will not only help you master the large group shot, but to love it, too!
casey and her camera is an Indianapolis Family Photographer specializing in family, couple, lifestyle, senior, and wedding photography for Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.
Feb 20, 2015