Sunday, December 11, 2011

{Family Photo Session: The Parra Family}

The mission: A good picture of six people

The challenge: Half a dozen happy smiles and 12 open eyes

The outcome: Success

In golf, they say, there's a shot in every round that keeps you coming back for more. I have
that moment with each photo session. It's different every time. It might be an image I'm
proud of, posing that really worked, the spirit of inspiration I feel while shooting, or the
reaction people have when they see the final product.

With this session, it came from the feedback I got afterwards about what a good time they
had during the shoot. In their words, one kid thought I was "cool and young." I hope those
darling children get everything on their Christmas list because those particular adjectives
made my week.

Jerome is my boss at 12 News. He and Mary were ready for a family photo update. So,
we met at Papago Park and were fortunate enough to have fabulous weather, happy kids
and perfectly coordinated outfits. A photographer simply can't ask for anything more.


TruJen Phtography said...

So many positive thoughts are running through my head as I view and review these pictures.
-great looking family; perfect amount of members for a cohesive, well balanced portrait.
-DOF on individuals looks wonderful. (I want that lens!)
-Backdrops/shooting locations are endless and magnificent in AZ. I should move there!
-I can't pick a favorite photo because I love them all!

You're mission+challenge=your outcome. How many times can we really say that??? Good job Sam!

And BTW, You ARE cool and young!

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

These turned out fantastic!!! Great background + beautiful family + talented photographer = timeless family portraits!

Lindsay Teague Moreno | 5ive Photo said...

Your b&w conversions are getting better and better! Great job!

House of Foodies said...

You know I love your photos - like love, love, love your photos. But this time I'm commenting on your writing. Excellent!! :) (PS - adorable family too)