I have been photographing Kelsee and her family for years! I’ve loved watching her and her family grow over the years. It’s so great when families return year after year for their family portraits! This time around, we met for their family holiday photos at a local Christmas tree farm near Rochester, New York. We were lucky enough to get some snow for their photos. With holiday photos in upstate New York, even in December, you never know what kind of weather you’re going to end up with. Rain, snow, mud, and sunshine are all possibilities, so I was super excited that we ended up with the perfect weather!!
When capturing family portraits even holiday family photos, my focus is primarily on encouraging my families to engage and interact with each other as they would if a camera weren’t in their faces. This gives their photos an unposed and natural feeling, rather than coming across as staged or fake. While we do have a few posed, and smiling portraits (for their Holiday Cards of course!) the majority of these portraits are candid. Being close friends with Kelsee and seeing Maddie pretty regularly, it took no time at all for Maddie to get comfortable in front of the camera!
I mean look at how cute this little family is? I couldn’t be happier with how these portraits turned out! Maddie was all smiles, we had the perfect weather with a little snow and the scenery of the tree farm was beautiful! All-in-all the perfect recipe for these holiday family photos in Rochester!
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