Family portraits often capture a brief window where families are together. As time passes children move away, the house empties and the cycle begins again so capturing a family together can create a magical heirloom. Whether it’s a group portraits or a set of commissions that are all of the same setting and style, it illustrates a lasting togetherness that can be a reminder and example to future generations.
The organisation involved with group family portraits and sets of portraits is vast. Synchronising family to be together and then individual sittings to make sure that they are captured correctly makes the logistics and time larger than a normal portrait. However, the results makes it worth the effort and seeing familes walk away with a reminder that will echo through the generations is incredibly rewarding.
For group portraits it’s best to have a meeting with as many of the subjects as possible to gauge there timetables for involvement and to iron out any organisational problems. Also, it’s important to allow for potential time lapses in the creation of the portrait. It could be upcoming holidays, work trips and just everyday life. There can even be the requirement to include pets as they are often just as much a part of the family as their human counterparts.
If you would like to discuss a group portrait or a set of commissions then do get in touch and we can have a chat about it.
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