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How to Work with Different Agendas…

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Parents want family portraits…

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Kids want to climb trees…

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And run…

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And explore…

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So I suggested swinging, and when the swinging stops… then we take the photos…

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And when the swinging wears off… then start hanging them upside down…

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And when they fall on the ground in excitement…

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Everyone falls on the ground in excitement… and there we have our family portrait.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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2 Comments

  1. I was wondering what to do about that!!!! Love that light…..Jude

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  2. i love these pictures. those are really good ideas on getting a fun, non-formal family photo…even tho i am not a photog…i wish. i just play with my camera non-stop!!!

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