It’s the time of year when a lot of people take family pictures to share with loved ones. As the Holiday cards are starting to arrive I love seeing pictures of our loved ones from around the world on our wall! Taking family pictures can be an ADVENTURE! Whether you have coordinated outfits picked out in August, or, like me, are scrambling the day before to find clean clothes, capturing the essence of your family doesn’t have to be stressful or boring! Remember that the best family pictures are the ones that capture your family’s spirit. One huge component of this is picking the right location. This year we did our pictures at a christmas tree farm. After pictures we cut down our tree and made a family funday out of it. Be creative and adventurous with your locations and your pictures will remind you of a fun family time. I will always remember the fun we had at the farm when I see our pictures from this year! Although, the location and attire will only get you so far without a stellar photographer. Kara Wright Photography has been photographing our family since my second was born and it is always a fun and fast experience. As for the pictures, well they speak for themselves! Her lifestyle approach to family pictures creates an approachable feel and a relaxed result. The combination of candid with some direction and styling create artistic, classic and dramatic photos that will have your family and friends swooning. Kara Wright Photography never fails to capture the adventurous and spirited love of our family! She comes prepared with props and ideas. We have a quick chat about my thoughts and she’s off setting up. She figures everything out quickly and efficiently before the kids are asked to do anything. She switches props or changes positions quickly to get different pictures. Each photo only takes like 5 minutes to get through. With little ones, I love that the whole mini session is only 30 mins! If you are outside the DC area looking for a great photographer, looking for lifestyle photographers is a good place to start! Always contact a photographer before booking and ask how they typically shoot, where they like to shoot and what their style is. Along with viewing their portfolio this is the best way to ensure their style matches that of your family! Kara Wright Photography offers a wide array of affordable services including: portraits, maternity, newborn, engagement, weddings, musicians and real estate.