When you live in Colorado and your family lives here in Raleigh, pictures have a special meaning. When you are moving to Germany, they become extremely special.
With the last of the fall colors cloaking the ground, Historic Oak Grove Park, off Poole Road in Raleigh, made great and memorable backdrop for this family engagement.
The couple's daughter contacted me to do pictures while she and her husband were down for their Christmas visit and the time was brief to get them done. She had grown up going to this park, so it made for a nostalgic backdrop for the photography session.
My client asked for this shot of her, her mom, dad and brother and the fall canopy from the park to the stone bridge made the perfect location. With the diffused light coming from the sun on this cloudy day, my off camera flash provided the illumination for the family.
With a small family like this one, posing is fairly easy. I like to have mom and dad in the middle with the son beside mom and daughter beside dad. You could easily reverse this, but I feel like this way gives a little more balance to the image rather than appearing to grouped by male and female.
You'll also notice that this posing creates a more balanced picture with regards to heights. We've separated the two tallest and the two shortest and balanced out the height differences nicely.
Oak Grove Park, literally on the corner of Poole Road and 440, is a unique farm just outside the belt line in southeastern Raleigh.
With old restored farm houses, a cotton field and a pecan grove, the park is a beautiful location for any number of photography engagements, ranging from family and senior to bridal and engagements.
The tall pecan trees surrounded by bright green rye grass give a great pop of color even on the darkest of winter days.
Such a beautiful and fun Wake county family in one of Raleigh's most known public parks.
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