Santa Barbara Family Portrait

Santa Barbara Family portrait

Madeleine's family photographs are artistic and playfull. She excels at photographing children, babies, families and even your devoted family pet. Making portraits of babies and children can be challenging, but Madeleine has the skill and patience it takes to photograph children. She has mastered the art of the family portrait, as well as fine art portrait photography .

Madeleine creates a custom portrait photo session just for your family. You have a choice of many beautiful locations in Santa Barbara or your family portrait session can be taken at your home, or in Madeleine's studio. Madeleine will provide you with all your photos on a DVD, she also offers all your Family portrait photos on a website if you choose.

Madeleine has been a professional photographer, in Santa Barbara,and Southern California for over twenty years. Her passion and expertise is in capturing the sole of your entire family.

After the familie photo session, as your photographger I will spend several hours in my digital darkroom making sure that each photo is just right. Only then, do I consider a photo as being finished. I want to provide you with memories that will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart for years to come.

I want your Santa Barbara Family Portrait session to be fun for everyone! Whether your session is in the studio or a great Santa Barbara outdoor location, or even at your home, I am committed to capturing your family's best moments. I can also provide a traditional approach to my work, however; my natural talent lies in a more relaxed, photojournalistic approach. I work quickly and quiet to capture your family's natural moments.

Simple clothing is the best. Dress comfortable; avoiding busy patterns, large stripes, and large logos. Jeans or khakis for the entire family are always a favorite along with bare feet. If you're at a loss as to what to wear, you can always email for advice or bring several different outfits to the session and we will see what works best, for your Santa Barbara Family Portrait Session.

Family Photo Tip:

Typically, mid-morning is the best time for young children they tend to be at their happiest! Please remember when planning a session outdoors, early mornings or late evenings are the best time for the optimal lighting.

When you book a family photography session, we will discuss possible locations. Comfort and lighting are important considerations as well as the feeling you want your photos to have. Whether at the studio or outside on location in santa barbara, plan on the shoot taking an hour, sometimes two when working with newborns due to feedings and diapers changes. It takes a while for everyone to warm up, to relax, and just be themselves around the camera.