They’re back! This is the 5th time I’ve photographed Melissa’s family portraits. This year, we planned much better than the last session. Last November, I photographed her family in early November and it was down right cold! I remember that it was so cold out because I even wore thermal underwear that day! This time around, we put the session on the calendar early to beat the possibility of bad weather. Low and behold, it was pouring down rain the day of the session. We rescheduled and were rewarded with a cool, but sunny day in November.
Initially I suggested we have their session in Bexley, where I photographed Melissa and her business partner, Sarah, a few weeks ago. Melissa is the queen of coordinating clothing for her family and when she sent me their urban look, I realized that my location choice might need to change based on their outfits. On to plan b and a new location in Downtown Columbus. Graffiti – check, urban feel – check, great looking family – check, dog in a matching outfit – check! This time, Melissa even brought her dog Lego to get in on some of the photos. And she dressed him in his own little sweater – I was in love! Not only did they have matching urban outfits, but they also had coordinated some great dressy clothing for another backdrop down the road.
Melissa again had her makeup done by Beautimarked by Kelli right before the session. I cannot stress enough what a great idea it is to have your makeup done professionally for your portraits! Not only is it one less thing to worry about the day of your portraits, but I truly believe that it gives you more confidence and comfort in front of the camera.
I can’t wait to see what Melissa comes up with next year for a clothing theme – she keeps outdoing herself every year!