Chapter 7. A Session in the Family’s Home

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A camera can get you close without the burden of commitment. It‘s a nifty device that way, a magical passport into people’s lives with no permanent strings attached.

—Nina Berman

After I’ve spoken with a client about photographing their family, one of the very next decisions we make is where we should take the photographs. The typical options are either in the studio, on location, or at the family’s home.

Photographing a family in its home is a great idea when there is a recent new addition to the family. You want to keep the child safe and sound in the baby’s new room and get a feel for how the expanded ...

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