50th anniversary family portraits

Look at these happy folks! They're celebrating Bill and Diana's 50th wedding anniversary and wanted photographs taken at the Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus.

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After just a few minutes with this family I had a feeling they would be game for something a little silly. We had a practice run on the count of three where everyone except the couple of honor would do something celebratory. They didn't even need a trial run because they are a hoot! One take was all they needed to look awesome. I LOVE how into it the guys in the back row got.

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With eleven people we had so many combinations of people - here are just the adult siblings with their wonderful parents.

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We had to get creative with locations because due to their celebration dinner at 5pm, they needed photos at 3pm - right at the harshest time of day in summer. I always use portable professional lighting, which helps combat the sun and achieve a lovely group portrait. This little alcove with the sun behind them and flowers surrounding them worked great!

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Here's the happy couple of honor. They are cute as can be and once Diana started laughing she couldn't quit! It was a joy to photograph this family. Thinking of having your own group photographed at the Scioto Mile? I'd love to create beautiful family portraits for you. Contact me now!