Talk about a session that required a LOT of pre-planning… what you see above is ALL of the Privette family! Well, all meaning Paul’s parents, siblings and spouses, and the first generation of grandchildren. This portrait is an absolute treasure for our family and is printed and displayed at over 5 feet long over Malcolm and Dee’s mantle.
This is an example of a Generational Panoramic Portrait. When you want to include multiple generations in one portrait, it typically becomes necessary to start stacking people, meaning some stand, some sit on chairs, some sit on the ground… which can be beautiful. But Paul wanted a way that looked a little more modern and where each family member could be close up within the frame. What you see above is a combination of 8 separate images combined into one seamless panoramic portrait.
We asked “Nana and Pop”, Paul’s mom and dad, to share what the experience was like both planning and participating in a Generational Session. We sincerely treasure what they said…
from Nana… “To even imagine that my family of 27 could be in one picture together was a stretch of the imagination. A dream. And Paul made the dream come true. Kristin had sent us wardrobe suggestions and a color palette, so there were no surprises on the day of the shoot. Each family had their turn in front of the camera. What I didn’t know at the time was that Paul had a plan, an actual drawing of what he wanted the picture to look like — not only which family would be where, but where there would be a connection or a touch or a lean. So, as we had fun posing and playing, he was subtly crafting a masterpiece. How he seamlessly put us all together, I’ll never know. It is a stunning portrait — priceless — capturing this moment for us forever. I am so grateful!”
from Pop… “This photograph – besides being of our awesome family and representing a great treasure to us personally, speaks volumes in its seamless presentation. Everyone who sees it in our home catches their breath. Nothing quite captures the spirit of our crew as Paul’s photographic artistry and magic. It appropriately enjoys a central place in our home. Thank you, Paul and Kristin!”
Remember, October is Family Portrait Month so we’re donating our family session fees to the Children’s Advocacy Center. If your interested in a Panoramic session, but need to schedule it around the holidays when your family will be together, as long as you make your session payment this month, we will gladly donate it to the CAC.