Garfield Park Conservatory Family Portraits

February 02, 2016  •  2 Comments

There have been many family portraits that I have photographed, but this was the first one  located at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago.  Little Edwin was close to celebrating his 1st birthday so the family contacted me to help create forever memories of this special occasion. Edwin is refreshingly happy all of the time and a very easy subject to engage in laughter.  This plays a large role in capturing happiness in still images. 
Garfield Park Conservatory is an extraordinarily peaceful and beautiful place. It is the perfect setting for a family to spend a few hours together enjoying the beauty of nature in the middle of a busy city. As a photographer, whether the location is familiar or brand new to me, my first priority is the search for light. The perfect scenario would be great light and a great location but as we all know there is rarely such a thing as perfect. In the past when I would photograph outside, I always looked for the shade. I would run from the strength of the afternoon sun. Although, through experience and teachings learned from others, I now use this harsh light to my advantage by placing my subject between my lens and the sun. I was pleasantly surprised to have discovered the vast beauty this light has to offer. 
Below I have posted a few of the photos from that day.

A father holding his son during a photo session in Chciago A mother and her son at Garfield Park Conservatory Chicago A mother having fun with her son during a family portrait session in Chicago A family posing for a portrait at Garfield Park Conservatory Chicago A mother playing with her son during a family portrait session in Chicago Black and white photo of a baby and his mother outside Chicago Family Portraits Photography A baby smiles at camera during a family portrait session in Chicago A father kissing his son during a photo session in Chicago Portrait of a baby sitting on the grass outside of Garfield Park Conservatory A mother playing with her son during a family portrait session in Chicago Black and white photo of a baby sitting in a grass in Chicago A family posing inside of Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago Chicago Family Portraits Photography - Outdoor Portraits at Garfield Park Conservatory Chicago


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2.Chicago Wedding and Portrait Photographer | Cristian Pop Photography
It's my pleasure.
1.Katrina S. Willey(non-registered)
Much obliged to you for sharing these photos.
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