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Candid Fun Creative Albuquerque Family Portraits at Highland Park

Candid Fun Creative Albuquerque Family Portraits at Highland Park

When a family is willing to have real fun in portraits

Earlier in my photography career, I regularly booked family portrait shoots specializing in my own signature candid style. Now I very rarely have family portrait shoots, and typically only for clients I have done other commercial photography work for, like Barb and Dr. Norm. When they asked me if I could do a Christmas Day shoot because that was the only time their entire family would be together, I said yes mostly because I really like them and knew it would be a fun time and I could push the envelope with getting some great candids. The photos in this collection are my own personal favorites from the shoot. The siblings in particular had fun with each other! We made very good use of Highland Park from top to bottom to climbing bars to the merry-go-round!

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Sandias Albuquerque New Mexico Family Sunset Portraits with Darrell

Sandias Albuquerque New Mexico Family Sunset Portraits with Darrell

I first met Darrell when he came to my Home Studio for a headshot session in December of last year.  I was very happy to hear he wanted me to be his family's portrait photographer this time.  I was extra excited because after shooting dozens of families in Florida for sunset beach photos, this would be my first family desert sunset portrait session!

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Halloween Family Portraits in Albuquerque New Mexico with Karla

Halloween Family Portraits in Albuquerque New Mexico with Karla

Karla and her family came over in costume to my home studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a Halloween family portrait session.  This was my first time to photograph 4 people in my home studio.  Using a 10' x 12' white Muslin background everyone fit easily and it was all lit up by my huge new 55" softbox!  I told everyone to act like your costume and the above is the result!

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Extended Family Portraits in Southwest Florida 2016

Extended Family Portraits in Southwest Florida 2016

Is your extended family visiting you in Southwest Florida for the holidays?  This is the perfect time to get a portrait of everyone while they are all gathered together right in your home!  Jason Collin Photography uses off camera lighting and candid style shooting to bring out your family's personality in every shot.

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Dad and Kids Candid Cape Coral Portraits

Dad and Kids Candid Cape Coral Portraits

When having portraits made with your kids, why do things suddenly turn so serious?  Do you ever stand bolt upright next to your kids on non-portrait days?  That's why I like to makecandids even when using my portable studio portrait setup in Cape Coral, Florida like I did for these photos.  These photos will make you smile and show your family's true personality and character more than standing side-by-side looking straight at the camera.  I happen to know the people in this post just a little as it turns out, as it's my brother and niece and nephew!

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Cape Coral Ft Myers Thanksgiving Family Portraits Photography Florida

How often is most of your family in town here in Cape Coral or Ft Myers Florida?  How often is your entire family in town?  Thanksgiving is the perfect time to have that large, family group photo you always talk about, but never get to have.  In as little as 15 minutes I can arrive at your home (or the location of your choice), setup, and have a great portrait of your family made.  

Reserve your Family Thanksgiving Portrait with Jason today!

SINGLE FAMILY PORTRAIT SPECIAL -- $99*

  • 1 professionally edited image
  • 1 location indoor or outdoor with your entire family
  • Secure online gallery for quick viewing, printing and downloading

reserve special candid portrait session

 

DELUXE CANDID PORTRAIT PACKAGE -- $299*

  • up to 1-hour portrait photography session
  • 5 professionally edited images
  • 2 locations indoors or outdoors with your entire family
  • secure online gallery for quick viewing, printing and downloading

reserve deluxe candid portrait session

 

GRAND CANDID PORTRAIT PACKAGE -- $599*

  • up to 3-hour portrait photography session
  • 15 professionally edited images
  • as many locations as shooting time allows with your entire family
  • secure online gallery for quick viewing, printing and downloading

        reserve grand candid portrait session

 

*  $50/$150/$250 single/deluxe/grand nonrefundable deposit required; additional fees may apply

 

CANVAS GALLERY WRAP PRINTS AVAILABLE


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John's Pass Madeira Beach Large 12-person Family Beach Portraits Florida

Just the adults from a John's Pass Beach family portrait session - Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm @ f/5.6 ISO 200 1/60th - Strobist: SB-800 to frame left & SB-600 to frame rightThe weather was fine all day as I made my way to the beach at John's Pass to meet a 12-person family all from Canada for family beach portraits.  However, once on the beach there were storm clouds everywhere to the south, west and north, but none passed over until the shoot was finished.  Lucky again!  In this shoot I really tried to stress avoiding just having people line up side by side (the picket fence look) and asked for more hands on interaction, like in the above shot.  I placed the man in the pink shirt on the sand first, and then had everyone else stack on top of him.

Sisters having fun on Madeira Beach Florida - Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm @ f/7.1 ISO 200 1/60th - Strobist: SB-800 to frame left & SB-600 to frame rightThese sisters needed no prompting to take up a more fun pose on the beach.  The challenge with them was getting them to do something not too crazy with each other!

Just the boys during this Madeira Beach family portrait session - Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm @ f/7.1 ISO 200 1/60th - Strobist: SB-800 to frame left & SB-600 to frame rightOnly the guys in this shot and the best way to keep two active boys under somewhat control is to have them under wraps!

All twelve family members walking down Madeira Beach at John's Pass Florida - Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm @ f/4 ISO 800 1/500thThe whole 12-person family walking down the beach.  Overlap by someone walking too fast is a concern in these shots, so I instructed everyone to walk at the same pace and not get in front of each other.  By the second take they had gotten it down.

Cousins all stacked up on Madeira Beach family portraits Florida - Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm @ f/7.1 ISO 200 1/60th - Strobist: SB-800 to frame left & SB-600 to frame rightNothing like a small stack of cousins as the kids when on their own in front of the lens seemed to be more willing to smile and stay put.

The whole family portrait all 12 on Madeira Beach Florida - Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm @ f/8 ISO 200 1/200th - Strobist: SB-800 to frame left & SB-600 to frame rightThis was actually the first shot of the evening, everyone together in a large group shot by the sea grass.  Even in this type of shot I encouraged some overlap getting everyone to sit as close to each other as possible to show more emotional connection between the family.