Norfolk Family Portrait Photographer

Are you looking for a Norfolk family portrait photographer? We are family portrait photographers in Virginia as well as destination portrait photographers.

Contact us today for more details regarding our family portrait sessions.

Outdoor Family Portrait

You can read more about our family portrait sessions here.

Outdoor Family Portraits

The holidays are a great time when family gathers together. That sometimes is the best time to schedule your family portrait session. For some families, their children are spread out all over the country and sometimes in different countries. That was the case for this beautiful family. Christmas was going to be exciting as they were all going to be together to celebrate.

The Koelling family knew the importance of a family portrait. Gathering your family becomes increasingly more difficult as everyone grows up and starts their own career. Family portrait sessions become more and more sparse and therefore, more and more important. When was the last time that you scheduled a professional family portrait session?

We love outdoor family photo sessions. We also love to incorporate the elements and structures of the area where we are photographing. When choosing where to have your family portrait session it is important to look at many elements.

1. What will my backdrop be?

2. Is there color, for contrast?

3. What time of the day will be the best light?

4. Which direction will the sun be setting?

These are just a few questions to ask yourself.

All of these questions, along with many other elements create a great family portrait.

Beautiful Sibling Portrait
Cool Family Portrait


Poses and Groupings for a Family Portrait Session

For all of our family portrait sessions we shoot a variety of poses and a variety of groupings. It is important that we capture all these different elements for our families. We always start with the full family portraits. This way, if there are young children, we make sure that we get a good solid portrait before the children lose interest.

For the Koelling Family we wanted to make sure that we got the all girls and the all guys portrait.

Mom with Daughters Portrait
Dad and Son’s Portrait

Then adding a more causal variation is always fun.

Mom with Daughters – Casual Portrait


Individual Portraits

We then move on to individual portraits. Who wouldn’t want a great portrait of every person in their family?

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One of the children are married in their family, so of course, taking a couple’s portrait is important.

Couple’s Portrait

 Portraits of Mom and Dad

As a photographer we never forget how important it is to capture great photos of mom and dad. Through out history mom and dad are always stuck behind the lens. When we talk a few moments to steal them away for a few photos, it is never regretted. Also, what child wouldn’t appreciate a great portrait of their mom and dad?

Beautiful Mom & Dad Portrait
Beautiful Photo of Mom & Dad

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If you are ready to schedule your family portrait session, contact us today!