My brother and family

This past weekend, I had fun taking photographs of my brother, sister-in-law, nephew and niece.  The weather wasn’t suitable for outside shots, so we racked our brains trying to think of places to get some cool and interesting photos.  We finally decided to meet in Downtown Cincinnati and check out some of the hotels.  This fun Christmas shot was taken in the Westin Hotel lobby.  It took a while because people kept walking behind them!

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There’s a skywalk that provided good lighting…

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Family Photo Shoot

I took photographs of my friends Todd and Laurie’s blended family a few days ago and referred to a written list of some of the poses and ideas I wanted to try, that I had taken with me.  It was a lot of fun.  For this one, I laid on the ground with my legs between Laurie’s legs and had all eleven of them look down at me.  You need to have your flash on for this one.  It would be even better if there were fewer people.

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This was my first “official” family photo shoot and I learned a few things.  We decided to meet at Nisbet Park in Loveland.  This was the first time in a long while that all of them were together, so it was difficult to get or keep their attention while I was directing them on the poses.  I am rather soft-spoken, so I’ll need to learn to raise my voice.  I know background matters, but I was trying to keep them engaged and moving from pose to pose, so I didn’t notice this pole near the son.

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