The traditional studio shot of families/ kids is fine, but boring as call can be! The reason we are not excited about it because of lacking creativity, families/ kids are having the similar outfit, posture and even faked smile that do not match the character. That’s BORING!
An ultimate studio portrait has unique characteristics about it. I love causality. It works perfect when shooting is less staged. Fun and quirky are good elements for family portraits. To plan for a shot, I look for opportunity, story and focus, and look toward ways to capture people within the dynamic. That’s the spirit!