some recent family sessions

kdotaylorkdotaylor Registered Users Posts: 1,274 Major grins
edited October 7, 2016 in People
I've been shooting families recently, with the lovely fall color. Any comments are appreciated, critiques welcomed!

Family #1
a. 16October_untitled_036%20%281%29-L.jpg

b. 16October_untitled_020%20%281%29-L.jpg

c. 16October_untitled_047%20%281%29-L.jpg

d. 16October_untitled_048-L.jpg

Family #2
a.16September_untitled_008-L.jpg

b. 16September_untitled_010-L.jpg

c. 16September_untitled_019-L.jpg

Family #3
a. 16September_untitled_075-L.jpg

b. 16September_untitled_011-2-L.jpg

c. 16September_untitled_078-L.jpg

Family #4
a. 16September_untitled_098-L.jpg

b. 16September_untitled_105-L.jpg

c. 16September_untitled_168-L.jpg

d. 16September_untitled_136-L.jpg
Kate
www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain

Comments

  • Cygnus StudiosCygnus Studios Registered Users Posts: 2,294 Major grins
    edited October 5, 2016
    These are quite cute. Very well done.
    Steve

    Website
  • MitchellMitchell Registered Users Posts: 3,503 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2016
    Well, look at you!!

    Kate, you've really upped your game. These are so clean and crisp. Your best shots since going full frame and adding the 85mm.

    #1 isn't technically perfect, but you've captured a great warmth and loving connection in that photo. Really nice shot.

    I really like what you've done with family #2. C is my favorite from that set.

    Well done!
  • jmphotocraftjmphotocraft Registered Users Posts: 2,987 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2016
    Great work. I love the sense of scale in family 1.c.
    -Jack

    An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Registered Users Posts: 1,274 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2016
    Thank you so much for your comments, Cygnus Studios, Mitchell and jmphotocraft...I've been working hard, and it made me happy to read your notes. My client says she likes the pictures, but she had to give her husband a really bad haircut and asks if I can fix his hair in this picture: 16October_untitled_001-2-L.jpg I have no idea how to do this...any thoughts?
    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • Cygnus StudiosCygnus Studios Registered Users Posts: 2,294 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2016
    You have the basic concept down very well. Capture the feeling of the people. Yes, there are some nit picky things about posing, but portraits are almost all about the feeling of the person and you did that here. Focus your energy on that and the clients will always be happy.

    For the hair, some cloning would certainly help, but unless you know what the client is looking for specifically, it could be a deep rabbit hole adding a ton of time to something that is already finished.
    Steve

    Website
  • jerryrjerryr Registered Users Posts: 595 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2016
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