Many people like to capture milestone moments like newborn photographs, a first birthday, the loss of a first tooth. When I talk to parents who are interested in scheduling a High School Senior portrait I ask they if they would like to consider combining the session with a family portrait. It is a big change when our children grow up and leave home. This portrait is timeless until the grandchildren start to arrive…
We asked this mother to complete some questions about her portrait experience.
Why did you choose JBug Images
Jennifer was recommended by a friend.
What inspired you to book a family portrait session?
My daughter’s senior year in high school. We also took professional family pictures which was a first for us.
Please share any goals that you had for your family portrait.
Was hoping to get a few pictures that were unique, pretty and captured a genuine portrayal of who we are. I didn’t want staged, standard studio shots. Again, this was our first formal pictures so I’m not sure when we’ll do this again.
What was it that drew you to this location and setting?
I love the fall and all the amazing colors and sunlight that goes through the trees. My daughter has long pretty red hair, so I thought she’d fit in well with the scenery too.
Were you nervous or did you feel you were prepared for your session?
We’re always nervous about pictures, but Jennifer was great about sending out instructions on what to expect.
I had a general thought, but no idea where to go. Jennifer had 2 locations that she thought I’d like. We chose the Endicott Park which was perfect. We were lucky and had an amazing fall day in mid-October with the late afternoon light.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
I like how Jen had us moving along so that we could take advantage of all the settings. This offered a wide variety of pictures to pick from when choosing photos. She has a very relaxed style and is fun to work with. She is able to get the right look to capture a good photo. Even for those people who do not like or are uncomfortable with having their pictures taken.
What were your thoughts on the ordering appointment?
Very nice. She had warm cider and donuts waiting as we discussed the process to pick pictures and the type of products available. As we chose pictures she offered her opinion and helped me to narrow down the best selections.
Ten, twenty years from now how do you think your family will feel when they look back on these portraits?
I know we’ll enjoy them! I’m glad I made the effort to get “real” photos taken. It’s great since I have my Christmas cards done and gifts for my mom and in-laws too. If I need a professional photographer again, I will enlist Jennifer.