Creating Evocative Family Photos

I recently added a question to my contact form asking you to choose three adjectives to describe the mood and feeling you want your wedding or photo session to evoke.  I did that because I want your photos to make you feel something, not just today, but 30 years from now, when you're showing them to your grandchildren.  If I've done my job as a documentary artist correctly, your grandchildren should be able to describe that mood even decades later. 

We all recognize that over time, photographs replace our actual memories, so it is incredibly important that those photographs honestly and authentically bring to life the story that we are telling together.  The story should reflect both the season of life you are in and the people that you are within that season, as individuals, as a couple or as a family unit.

I think I've successfully done that with this family session I photographed in Serenbe, Georgia last year.  What feeling do these photos evoke for you?  Film development and scanning by my friends at State Film Lab.

 Creating meaningful family photos at Serenbe - photo by Kat Braman
 Family Photos at Serenbe Farms in Georgia - photo by Kat Braman
 Little boy in Hunter Boots in Serenbe, Georgia - photo by Kat Braman
 Organic family session at Serenbe Farms, Georgia - photo by Kat Braman
 Toddler in Hunter Boots - photo by Kat Braman
 Family Photos should be real, fun and a bit silly - photo by Kat Braman
 Authentic family photos at Serenbe Farms - photo by Kat Braman
 Tips for creating authentic family photos - photo by Kat Braman
 Family photos with fun and silliness - photo by K
 Family photography - photo by Kat Braman
 Serenbe Farms Family Photos - photo by Kat Braman