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Family sessions outdoors

— 08/04/2016 by Monika Wertman —

Over the last few weeks I had the chance to work with several families, many of them with little children and new babies on the way.  All of the session took place outdoors because the weather was nice and these families chose to be photographed outdoors.

family interaction

Working with young families is always fun and I love shooting in a pretty location.  Being outside gives me a chance to propose great locations that give us plenty of options and scenery changes.  Here in Hagerstown, we have many such locations.  We have parks galore and within a short driving distance we have great little and big waterways that add to the variety I can offer my clients with an outdoor session.

little boy by water

During the initial phone call I ask if they have a favorite spot that means something to them as a family. Most of the time the answer is:”no”  If this is the case, I then propose one or two locations I think will work well and let my families decide from there.  We generally settle on mid-afternoon and many times it has to be on a weekend day.  Occasionally I am asked if we can do the session at the families’ home.  We offer this option as it turns it into more of a lifestyle session.  Indoor or out, a home location offers it’s own challenges that we love to rise to.

family session

At Wertman Photography we are also willing to travel a distance if that is what it takes to make our clients happy.  Within a 25 mile radius from he studio, we travel for no additional charge, outside of this radius, the additional rate depends on the distance we need to cover and how long it will take us to get there.  Personally, I love to go to new places a bit of a distance away.  It allows me to be creative and meet challenges I may not have here in town.

family

One such session was held on family land, on a rainy day.  We walked through softened areas to get to water ways, used tree cover when it started raining and utilized umbrellas when it got a bit worse.  In the images you can not tell that it was overcast, because we where in wooded areas and only emerged when it was not raining.  It was a fun session and produced fun images the family loves!

family interaction photo

Call us today if you want a unique session in an outdoor location of your choice or recommended by us.  We will be happy to work with you and create memorable images that you will be proud to hang on your walls.  301-693-3021