Single Family Portrait From Multiple Locations

One of the biggest challenges that prevent people from getting their family portraits taken more often is the logistics of coordinating everyone’s schedule to show up at a studio on the same day.  The bigger the family, the harder it is to get everyone together at the same time.   Using digital compositing, where multiple images are edited seamlessly into a single image, it is possible to take separate family portraits at different times and locations, then creating a final composite of everyone together.  Have a look at this image:

The Warren Family

This was actually a composite of five different family portraits.  The final product was turned into a large panoramic canvas print.  Taking a photograph like this the traditional way would require a significant number of takes in order to catch everyone with their eyes open at the same time, having the perfect smiles and holding the best poses.  Factor in some children who cannot hold still for more than a second and you have total chaos or pretty darn close to it.  To simplify the entire family portrait process we ended up shooting each individual family separately.  Once each family was satisfied with their pose we assembled them together digitally so that it looks like they were all in the same room at the same time.  Here are the individual images that were used to create the above composite:


If your family is having a hard time getting together even though everyone lives in the Tri-State area maybe it is time to get a composite family portrait done.  We will schedule an on-location portrait session with each household in your family and create a family heirloom that can be handed down from generation to generation.  Contact ND Photography at 845-224-3195 to schedule your family portrait today.


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