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Taking the Family Formals Outside

So this may seem a bit untraditional…but we love when couples choose to take their family formal photos outside! Of course, lots of couples really want their family photos taken inside the church and of course we have done that many times and it is definitely an option. But there are a few reasons that we love taking the family photos outside!

1. Better Lighting – You probably already know that we LOVE natural light! It is so pretty and flattering  and makes your family formals look more like a family portrait then just a snapshot in the church.

2. Relaxed Images – Everyone tends to feel a bit stiff when standing at the front of the church, but when everyone steps outside things just feel a bit more relaxed. Instead of tense shoulders and forced smiles we get more natural posture and genuine smiles.

3. The Backdrop – When we take things outside we can find the perfect backdrop for your images, and make them more cohesive with the portraits of the two of you. There is also going to be more space outside which gives us the opportunity to get a bit creative.

Here are a few examples of how pretty outdoor family photos can be.

The Orchard Azle Wedding PhotoBoone North Carolina Wedding Photographer PhotoVintage Wildflower Wedding Inspiration PhotoRobert Carr Chapel Wedding Photographer PhotoFort Worth Botanical Gardens Wedding Photographer PhotoThe Magnolia Dallas Wedding Photographer Photo


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Bethany McDonnell

What a great reminder! I plan to push harder for this our next wedding…and make sure there is definite shade available in case the family photos get delayed to the sunniest part of the day :)

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