Cindy and I believe that we have an obligation to give something back to the community where we live and work. We both volunteer locally – I spend my Tuesday’s at Lord of the Streets homeless shelter. Cindy has several different organizations that she shares her time and talents with. In addition to the time we give, we also provide free photography sessions to about 20 auctions a year for various charitable organizations.
This past Spring, we donated a family portrait session to the Havens Center fundraiser and auction. We were so pleased when we found out that some good friends of ours from our church, St. Stephen’s Episcopal, were the winning bidders. Both Hector and Cindy are extremely talented vocalists and their two boys are such great characters. We spoke to them to plan the photo shoot and to set up a date and time. The outfits were chosen, the studio backgrounds were chosen, the outdoor locations were chosen and we set a date in early June.
We were stoked when they arrived at the studio ready to go and the whole family looked fantastic. We started in the studio (where the air conditioning was pumping the room full of cold air while it was reaching 100 outside). We shot some really great images of the family as a group in both high key and low key lighting. The final images from the studio were fantastic, but we weren’t done yet. We then headed outdoors to find some open shade to finish the session. We captured some natural light family portraits and headshots of everyone (while staying out of the direct sun). We even kicked in a few “couple” images of Hector and Cindy that were pretty awesome, too.
Take a look at a few of our favorites from the session below. We were so happy with the batch of images that we used one of them in our July Houston Modern Luxury ad. How long has it been since YOU had really beautiful family portraits done? Give us a call or email us and let’s plan a great shoot for your family. You’ll love the final images AND you’ll have some great photos for some custom Holiday Cards that will make you the envy of your mailing list! Call today.