People often ask me: Where is the best location for a family portrait: indoors or outdoors? That's a great question. But before we can answer it, we need to know: Do you like portraits more casual or more formal? Do you like the beach or the woods or just the closeness of family? What does your family do together?
Outdoor vs. Indoor. Outdoor portraits bring the beauty of nature. The scenery is authentic, natural, heroic. The poses tend to be a bit more casual and informal. They are beautiful and our studio has been shooting on location for twenty-six years. There is a downside, we cannot control the weather. While 90% of sessions go on the date and time scheduled, the other 10% get rained out. And, we do most outdoor portraits the months of May through October. The rest of the months are--for the most part--not ideal. Indoor portraits, however, are year round. The lighting is controlled. The weather is always perfect. Indoor portraits have an extra level of consideration & refinement. If you are looking for something more elegant, more sophisticated, more painterly, indoors is a great option. Many of our painterly portraits are created in our magnificent studio. What's more, they are perfect for families with infants. Be sure to browse our galleries for ideas.