Week #15 – Family Portrait

By: Maggie Red

Aug 21 2012

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Category: Photo Montage, Photography, Portraiture, Weekly Photography

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Whoever said a portrait has to be a formal affair?

A portrait of something is just that – a portrayal of someone or something.

While a family portrait is generally a stuffy, forced, “say cheese”, fix your hair, tilt your head (“a little more, a little more, a little back, hold that right there”) hullabaloo, there are many ways to portray a family.

This is one way. The real way. The fresh air on the porch, hanging out with the dogs, T-shirt and shorts and Crocs, don’t-look-at-me-because-I-don’t-look-nice-today, semi-candid family portrait.

This week’s topic caused a challenge because I didn’t exactly feel like heading out in search of a family in need of some photographs. I only had just these few moments to snap some shots before my brother and his little family hit the road for home.

None of these photos in and of itself is particularly noteworthy. However, as a group, they tell a story. It is a short, simple story but a story nonetheless. This is an everyday story of a family that doesn’t always sit at the right angle in the Sears photo room. They don’t always look put together. They don’t always have control of the dogs.

And yet, they look beautiful, don’t they?


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