Family Session in NYC by Emily Burke Photography

This is a really beautiful family session from Emily Burke Photography.  I love how the photographer has captured the emotion of the situation using backlighting. So much can be accomplished with simple settings, wardrobe and an old crate as a prop. Please leave feedback for Emily below!

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This session was photographed in Central Park in Mid-April. The husband is a musician and he had to be in NYC for a couple months to prepare for a 6-month World tour. The whole family came from California to explore NYC while he was working. It was a really emotional session for me as well as the family given he is going to be away for so long.

Tips:
Light is key! Without great light, it’s hard to produce great photos! I shot this session during the golden hour in the evening. I backlit the subject and filtered the light using all the buildings and the trees.
Dealing with all different ages can be challenging. I find it easier if you don’t try and spend a lot of time posing, but back away and let them all naturally interact. If you do this, a lot of time it enables you to capture real emotion and connection between the family instead of wasting time telling them where to look or how to position themselves.

Gear:
Canon 5D Mark II,
135mm 2.0
and the 85mm 1.2

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