The magic background change family portrait

Kimberly brought the family in for a family portrait.  Like most everything, I now shoot it on green screen.  We didn’t discuss much about the background, so I picked a scene from a recent trip to Colorado that I thought would be appropriate from our conversation during the session.  Kimberly looked at the result, and said, “Wow, I love it.  I want it.  But I was hoping for a Christmas theme.”  No problem!  Find a Christmas image, drop it in PhotoKey and voila’ – instant Christmas photograph.

Family green screen background change

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Kimberly on an alien planet

For those who have been looking around, you’ll notice that I’ve been having some great results creating with my chroma key (green screen) set up.

Kimberly came in and wanted something different for an ad.  I asked her if I could get really crazy.  Sure.  So I put her on an alien planet with a ray gun in her hand.  Keying done with PhotoKey 5 from FxHome.

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Kimberly on alien planet
Kimberly on alien planet

Lil’ Buckaroo

This cute little guy came in wearing this cute little outfit.  He was wandering around making it a little hard to capture the photograph.  We put him on a bench to see if he would stay in one place if he was seated.  As soon as we put him up there, I had this vision of this picture.  The saddle, hay bale and background were all added later.

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lil buckaroo
lil’ buckaroo

Infant and Father

I admit, I am not frequently asked to photograph infants.  I don’t really know why.  Probably because I don’t market the segment heavily.  But the great-grandmother of this baby called to set up this session.  She knew exactly what she wanted.  Fortunately, the little one cooperated long enough for us to get the image.

A shirt less father holding a bare bottomed infant.
Father and Infant

Adding Members To Your Family Portrait

I have been meaning to add this one to the blog for awhile.

The Musgraves contacted me about photographing their family portrait.  This is a large, extended family with children and grand children.  They had picked a specific time and told everybody to be here.   But like all large family portraits, there is always someone who can’t make it – no matter how far in advance you schedule things.  Fortunately we knew this when I photographed the large group and left room for the people we would add later.   I would photograph the two members that were absent a couple of weeks later, and thanks to digital technology, added them in for a complete family portrait.

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Leon and Nell Dennis

Leon and Nell came to me for their 50th Anniversary portrait. It is always fun and an honor to create a portrait of a couple who has spent the majority of their lives together. We had a nice time talking and getting to know each other. They were a delight to work with and it was an privilege to create a portrait that I know will be around for at least another 50 years.

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