Recently I had the great honor of shooting family portraits with some very dear friends. To make it even more special, by friends mother and sister’s family were also a part of this special afternoon. So, we had two families of 3 (mom + dad + son & dog, mom + dad + daughter) linked together by their visiting mom from Taiwan.
The challenge was finding the right place to capture this loving family. I was seeking texture and warm light so I chose two locations in Palos Verdes.
The first was a small private garden with a huge bougainvillea tree on a used brick patio. The warm colors added to the serenity and it was quiet for the sake of the baby.
The second location was beautiful mall with bricks and tall arches. The angles and leading lines are exquisite. The late afternoon sun accentuated the gold light.
It was a fabulous afternoon. The young boy’s humor kept us all going. The baby had a brief moment of crying but did great during a long shoot. I don’t have the words to describe mom/grandma. She was delightful, so sweet and had an air about her that was sheet love and beauty. Seeing her interact with her grandchildren was something that I really wanted to capture, I believe that I did.
Capturing generations is something that is very close to my heart. If I can gather grandparents, kids and grandchildren in the same place and I have my camera – I’m a happy man.
I feel very lucky by being a part of these special moments.
- joe randeen :: 3 Penguins Photography