A Family Portrait

Recently, Patricia asked me if I could do a few shots of her kids and the family, in my unique style, after doing a bunch for her office and staff.  While I thought family portraits should be a bit more 'traditional', I think these turned out pretty good and are a nice mix between formal and retouched.

Since they are a very musically inclined family, we decided to gather around the piano for the family shot, and then have Connor and Mikayla posing with their violins.

It was a quick couple hours of lighting and shooting, but the retouching ended up being more work than I was anticipating.  For the family portrait we shot everyone individually and I put them all together after the fact.  I did this because I didnt want anyone accidentally casting shadows on anyone else due to the limited space in the piano room to place a family AND lights!

In the end it worked though, and I'm quite happy with the results.