The family chose to shoot near a lake they call "Turtle Lake" (they recently set a turtle free there). Everyone showed up in matching bow ties and Toms and, according to Schellie, ROCKED their photos.
This is Offbeat Families's archive of Offbeat family portraits posts.
Who said the perfect family was a mainstream mom, a mainstream dad, 2.5 kids and a golden retriever? Well, they're wrong, and we've got the photos to prove it!
This set of photos from Maine-based Justine Johnson Photography celebrates a blended family of AWESOME: Manya and Brian live in Kenya with their four kiddos. These two were both divorced when they met, and happily joined her two daughters and his two sons together. When the six of them were altogether visiting grandparents in Maine last summer they decided to round up the gang for photos — and here's what they came away with.
I first spied a few of the photos from this fun family session in our Flickr pool a week or so ago, and after seeing a few more I knew it needed to be shared. This family is basically the epitome of SO MUCH FUN — I love that their session took place at EMP in Seattle! This is the stuff of pop culture geekery dreams.
Today we get to share a flawless family session with you guys that's straight outta California. East coast photographers Val and Sarah hooked with Harmony and her family through Red Thread Sessions, a service that connects adoptive families with photographers interested in documenting their growing families.
These photos of Athalia and her daughter, Lailah, were recently sent over to us from California photographer Whittaker Portraits. Athalia is a single mom, and wanted to capture this time in her five-year-old's life. Athalia plans to give these to her daughter when she grows up along with poems, letters, and quotes she's kept in a journal, which I love!
This family photo session from California-based Arina B Photography has a great blend of all the perfect components: beautiful locations, willing subjects, and a family that clearly has a lot of fun together. My favorite thing about these photos is you can FEEL how close-knit this family of five is, and see all of the joy they have together.
This is Jackson. His mother, Andria, taught the most inspiring college courses I took in my four years as a student at Georgetown University. Andria co-founded the Justice and Peace Studies program at Georgetown and was my professor first for Intro to Justice and Peace, and then for half a dozen other classes that dramatically shaped my life and continue to shape the way I run my photography business.