Only the most colorful, urban areas downtown were worthy of this incredible family! The Belcher family is adventurous, enjoys traveling the world together, and are tightly-knit and loving. I knew they’d need a session that suited the many facets that comprise their family unit, and I was so excited to get to do this shoot. Sarah and Joshua (mom and dad) are bright, funny, and kind, and exceptional parents. Joshua is a lawyer, and Sarah is a gifted elementary teacher, and together, they are raising Ingrid, Malcolm, and Bea. They had super stylish outfits that complemented one another (without being too matchy-matchy!), and paired with the location, everything was seamless and stress-free! But, behind every picture-perfect family shoot like this one is…a ton of preparation! Here at Maureen O’Shay Photography, we create a session like this from the ground up, tackling every aspect and helping clients feel prepared, confident, and happy about their big day.
First, we have an individual consult, where we figure out what the family wants, and what their vision is for their portraits after the shoot. Sarah was hoping for wall art that would fit beautifully into their family’s home, and the end result was just right. They will be able to cherish and enjoy these photos for years to come!
We also provide individualized wardrobe assistance for all our clients, including the families who come to us. This entails a style guide that helps them pull their ideal looks together, and of course, our professional input so that the colors, location, and textures all work to highlight the clients, not the clothes.
Lastly, we offer hair and makeup recommendations. As veterans in the photography industry, we have trusted resources for both hair and makeup artists, and we can help direct you to the very best options. Both mom and Ingrid (oldest daughter) had their makeup professionally done for this shot, and they enjoyed the bonding time they shared! Andrea with Faceforward Makeup was the talent behind their elegant and age appropriate looks.
Sarah and I worked hard, together, to make her vision come to life. And because of that prep work, this shoot was fun, authentic and exciting. It shows their true family connection and bond. This family session was the perfect opportunity to capture this unique season in the life of these five, and I loved every moment.
This is a mock up look of what we are doing for the Belcher’s. It is such a beautiful display to capture the fun we had that day and their family connection.