Joyful Connection in Family Photographs

We’ve come a long way from those stiff family portraits with fake smiles – modern photographers pride themselves on showcasing a family’s special connection in family photographs.

Every year, we assign a central theme to our Family Retreat; an overarching idea that students can keep in mind when going out to practice what they have learned.

“Joyful Connection” was the theme of this Retreat, and when we asked students to show us their resulting work, we were blown away at the emotion and bonding shown in our students’ work. We are so proud of you all!

Image: Alison Pearce
Image: Amy Martin
Image: Bridget Badstuebner
Image: Diane Morgan Welter
Image: Julia Goodman Ervin
Image: Nicole Depot
Image: Amy Phipps
Image: April Cannon
Image: Aurica Halter
Image: Michelle Petkovic
Image: Cathy Ehlert
Image: Erica Coonelly
Image: Jessie Gibson
Image: Kate Jacobs
Images: Kellie Szkatulski
Image: Lori Brock Lesh
Image: Robin Agema Radzik
Image: Jana Harcus
Image: Melissa Danielle
Image: Emilie Dowd

We hope you’ve been inspired by these gorgeous examples of capturing connection in family photographs!

If you want to elevate your work in a similar way, be sure to join us for our Family Retreat.

share the love

related

Posts

divider

Business without Burnout: The Keys to Setting Yourself up for Sustainable Photography Success on Your Terms with Jenna Henderson

Reclaim Your Time – Using Automation Strategies to Create a Profitable and Sustainable Photography Business with Colie James

Why Photography Matters – Remembering the Importance of What We Do with Russ Jackson

Profit Over Hustle – The Importance of Being a Profitable Photographer with Tanya Smith

The Secrets Behind a Successful Husband and Wife Photography Team with Christina Merez

Photography Marketing … From The Heart with Julie Christie

Balancing Motherhood and Your Photography Business with Ashley Freehan

Earn More Without Working More – The Simple Sales System with Annemie Tonken

The Importance Of Checking In With Your Inner Child, with Fine Art Photographer Tara Mapes

8 Signs You’re Heading for Photography Burnout – with Lisa DiGeso

Mind Your Mind: Mindfulness for Creativity with Heidi Hope

Say Yes to Scary Things – Getting Started in Family Films with Sarah Krieg

Capturing the Magic of Motherhood – Maternity Photography with Ashly Collins

Everyone Deserves To Have Their Story Told – Photographing Children with Special Needs with Iris Hu

Embracing Your Multi-Passionate Creative Self with D’Ana Joi Spencer

8 Ways to Get Out of a Creative Rut with Lisa Digeso

Finding your Artistic Voice with Fine Art Photographer Shannon Squires

Break the Rules! The Key to Creative Photography with Joanne Widart

Connective Storytelling Photography … No Business Needed! with Lindsey Shedd

The Art of Photography – Capturing Life in an Artistic Way with Sarah Gupta

It’s a Zoo! Photographing Kids and Pets in Fun, Whimsical Portraits with Andrea Martin

The World Needs Your Lens: How to Stay Motivated and Inspired in Your Photography with Kelly Goggin

The Painterly Effect – The Creative Process of Fine Art Photography with Emily Williams

How to Show Up Authentically – Social Media Strategies for Photographers with Elena Ringeisen