This morning at 5AM I was inspired by Norman Rockwell. There are certain instances when an idea is either going to work or it just isn't going to work, with no in between. This was a pass/fail exam and I think it passed. I'm even considering incorporating it as a regular offering to all my clients who want family portraits. As this image reflects their totally awesome style, it also reflects my personality, too: ham and little cheese, please. This was the carrot at the end of the stick after we took the formals.
Full disclosure, I know this family quite well, and I also knew that because of the acting and singing chops this family has, I was certain to get the okay to try and pull it off. It is my recollection that no family ever has felt excited about family portraits early on the Saturday after Christmas; that day I believe, is meant for sleeping in, but this woke them up a little.
My two issues are that I wish both the matriarch and patriarch of the family were more centered as the idea was that this was their portrait, and their family just happened to be in the frame, that one is on me. We also tried coaxing the boy in green to tug on that big beard and then get a look similar to that of the scene from The Polar Express during the Caribou crossing, but no dice. This however, isn't a bad compromise by any stretch. I'm going to play with this image a lot as there are a ton of possibilities to enjoy. Speaking of enjoyment, I hope you enjoyed this post, and as usual, 'till next time.