As an Extended Family Photographer, one of my favorite types of sessions is extended families, with generations of family members. Parents work for years to create a good life & raise children who then go off to create their own family and busy lives. It’s so special to be able to document the family legacy as it continues to grow and evolve.
Preserve your family legacy throughout your lifetime
During the earlier years when starting a family, there are so many milestones that present perfect opportunities for professional photos. As the years go on, children grow older and schedules get busier. It’s not as easy to coordinate everyone and life passes on. As a parent of young children myself, I know how fast time goes by. I can just imagine how close college and beyond is, in the grand scheme of things. Graduations, weddings, and grandchildren are around the corner and are all moments worth celebrating & documenting, too.
As your family grows, so does your legacy.
The next generation: Grandparents love photos with their grandchildren
The unbreakable bond of the first granddaughter and her grandparents should be well documented! Look at how loved this little girl is and I just know how much her grandparents treasure these moments together as a whole family.
What can I expect from my photographer for an extended family photoshoot?
When clients reserve me as their photographer for an extended family, there are a few more steps involved than when the session is for a single family.
Part of the process is helping a family determine what to wear.
Dressing one family can feel daunting, let alone dressing multiple families. Don’t worry, though! I’m here to help with styling! Choose a color palette that everyone agrees on and dress everyone within the chosen colors. Pink, blue, and cream/white is a great combo for at the beach or the mountains!
The day of the session, I will walk everyone through the process, one step at a time. Simply show up with a great attitude & enjoy some quality time together!
What can you expect in your gallery of photos?
- Group photos, both candid and posed
- Individual families
- Grandparents with grandbabies
- All of the family combinations possible
- Moments that you will treasure forever
After the session, each family has the opportunity to create their own custom artwork for their home. Whether designing a gallery wall or heirloom album, we can create the package best suited for each individual family.
Get in touch to book me as your Extended Family Photographer!
Fun Extended Family Photographer
Hi there and thank you for stopping by! I’m Melissa, owner of Melissa Arlena Photography, an Extended Family Photographer specializing in young and growing families in Charlottesville & Richmond, VA. I hope you found my feature I shared today to be helpful. If you are interested in talking with me more about booking an extended family session, let’s connect! Not quite ready, but know you want to keep me in your back pocket? No problem! Follow me on Instagram and let’s be friends!
Melissa Arlena is an award winning Charlottesville Virginia Master newborn & maternity photographer. She offers maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photography in her relaxed, natural, and joyful style. Her clients love that not only do they get digital files from their session but artwork to display in their home. She is happy to design custom wall art galleries to show off your favorite photos! Be sure to check out the Nov 21 issue of Inspired magazine to see a feature on Melissa and her work!
Melissa serves Charlottesville, Richmond, Staunton, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Culpeper, Gordonsville and beyond.