There’s photography for celebrating events. There’s photography for sharing with friends and family. There’s photography for the holidays.
In many ways, the hardest thing about family photography is finding ways to keep it fresh. After all, you can only see so many “everyone sit and stare at the camera” pictures before they all blur together. Great family photography doesn’t simply mean having a having all the family members within the picture frame, it means capturing the unique essence of that particular family!
You don’t have to be a professional photographer to produce great couple photography… although it helps. When trying to photograph couples, the big challenge is usually to make the shot feel naturalistic. When a camera comes out, people will usually totally freeze up, or else totally ham it up. Great couple photography tries to avoid either.