What's an Extended Family Session? | Boston Extended Family Photographer

 
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Usually, when someone contacts me for an extended family session it’s because they want to buy it as a gift for grandma and grandpa, or because grandma and grandpa have requested one. These are often multigenerational sessions, including grandparents, their children, and their grandchildren, and it’s such an honor for me to capture these larger groups together.

Extended family sessions last a little longer because we have so much to capture, so you should plan on being with me for about 75-90 minutes.

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I like to begin extended family sessions with the whole group first. It takes a little longer to get this shot because there are usually 8+ people in the photo and someone is always blinking! So we’ll spend a few minutes getting it right so that we know we’ve got one where everyone looks good.

After that, we go through every possible combination: grandparents and their children, grandparents and grandchildren, each family gets their own portraits, cousins, etc.

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In this way, it’s a little bit like each family has their own mini session, with the added bonus of shots with other family members!

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We also make time for plenty of candids, because so many funny, sweet moments happen when the whole family is together.

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This family came together for Thanksgiving from all over the world, and it was such a pleasure to capture these sweet moments together.

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