Fort Steilacoom Family Photography
Fort Steilacoom Family Photography in Lakewood, Washington. Tricia wanted to give her mom a family portrait for her mom’s birthday. First of all, I think that is the sweetest gift you could possibly give to a loved one. I realize I’m biased, but photographs are something to be cherished. We picked Fort Steilacoom State Park to shoot because it is so beautiful. It seemed like the wind picked up right when we started shooting, but everyone worked through it with flying colors.
While we were shooting the bright sun kept going behind a cloud which gave us a nice diffused natural light source. The issue we were having was that the sun kept changing from direct sun to direct clouds every five minutes which made it a bit challenging. I’d still take shooting family portraits outside over indoors any day though… well maybe not in the rain.
Another thing I want to mention is this dog. Look at this dog. It’s ridiculous how cute this dog is.
Tina’s parents were very kind. I like photographing a couple who’s love has matured over the years. There’s an intimate familiarity, and usually a bit of being shy in front of the camera. I think the younger generations are more used to having cameras around, so I just think it’s sweet when I get to work with grandparents. I enjoy coaxing out people’s personalities and getting them to share their light in front of my lens.