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New Chapter, New Beginning – Walthers Family

I’ve been lucky to photograph the Walthers family many times over the last handful of years. It has been so much fun to watch their five boys grow! I met them when their third son, Drew, was just a baby! Now he is and 8th grader! Time sure flies! Fast forward several years and it’s time for a new chapter and a new beginning for this beautiful family!

New Chapter, New Beginning

One thing I have always admired about the Walthers family is the fact that they always make time to update their family portraits! This time was extra special. Hunter, the oldest son, recently graduated high school and was gearing up to head to the Philippines for a two year mission for his church. Two years is quite the length of time. This marks a new chapter and a new beginning for this amazing family. It kind of changes their dynamic a bit. Why not capture this special time with an updated portrait? We did just that!

I wanted to share a few of the images from their recent session…

New Chapter, New Beginning - Walthers Family portraits before their son heads to the Philippines for a  church mission.

Handsome boys…

New Chapter, New Beginning - Walthers Family portraits before their son heads to the Philippines for a  church mission - Brothers
New Chapter, New Beginning - Walthers Family portraits before their son heads to the Philippines for a  church mission - Brothers

Perfect time to grab a beautiful image of Mom & Dad…

New Chapter, New Beginning - Walthers Family portraits before their son heads to the Philippines for a  church mission - Mom and Dad
New Chapter, New Beginning - Walthers Family portraits before their son heads to the Philippines for a  church mission - candid family

Canvas Wall Portraits

Canvas wall prints are a great way to display your family portraits. They are timeless and traditional. I love hanging wall portraits in places where they can be enjoyed time and time again! Check out this display…

New Chapter, New Beginning - Walthers Family portraits before their son heads to the Philippines for a  church mission. - Canvas Wall Portrait Display

Walthers Family Color Palette

I love how the Walthers Family chose clothing that fits their personality and style! The colors worked so well together! All the credit goes to Melody. In a house full of boys, she always has it together when it comes to the details! Here is a sample of the colors they chose…

Walthers Family Color Palette for their family portraits

Pinterest is a great resource for planning your outfits for a family portrait. I invite you to follow me on Pinterest. Here is a link to my Pinterest board, “What to Wear for Portraits.”

See more of the Walthers Family portraits we have taken over the years:  

Click HERE for 2018 and a look back at 2011.

Click HERE for 2014

Lindsay Syme Photography is based in the Elko, Nevada area. Lindsay is a Certified Professional Photographer with the Professional Photographers of America.

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7 Simple “What to Wear” Tips for Family Photo Sessions

7 Simple What to Wear Tips for Family Photo Sessions

7 Simple What to Wear Tips for Family Photo Sessions

Selecting outfits for your portrait session doesn’t need to be difficult; however, the outfits you choose are such an important part of the portrait process.  The following are some tips to keep in mind for your family photo session:

1)  Decide on a color palette of 2 to 3 colors.  Coordinate colors rather than try to match your outfits.  Trying to be too “matchy” often leaves someone feeling uncomfortable.  When coordinating colors, everyone in the family can show off their own personal taste.

What to Wear Color Palette for Family Photo Sessions

2)  Mom, choose your outfit FIRST!  Select something you feel fabulous in and work the rest of the family around YOUR outfit.

3)  Wear something bold or colorful that shows off your personality.  Bright colors pop out of the image!

4) Polish off an outfit with layers or accessories.  This simple tip often adds to the overall look of the image.

5)  Avoid t-shirts with printed logos or messages.

6)  Be yourself and be comfortable, but step it up a notch for the special portraits you hope to treasure and share for many years to come.

7)  Pinterest has a plethora of clothing tips and tricks for portraits.  It can be helpful to see how other families coordinate their outfits.  I invite you to visit my Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/lsymephoto.  Click on the board titled, “What to Wear for Portraits.”