The Klump family portrait

The Klump family portrait session Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 at St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

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Robert Klump contacted me through the gig service to hire a photographer to make family portraits over the holiday while all his siblings were around. After some texting through the service, we came to terms and made a solid plan for a portrait session the day after Christmas.

His parents wanted a more formal group portrait, so we began in the sanctuary of St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church, where his father is a deacon. Everything went as well as can be planned for when small children are involved. They were good and smiled for the camera some of the time, which was plenty and enough!

The siblings didn’t want to use the same background, so we photographed the smaller family groups outdoors where the weather was nice but chilly. The front of the church was in the shade and made for a clean background. We wrapped after shooting the family groups, about an hour after we began.

After receiving the images, Robert left a review:

Thank you, Robert!

Anderson Family Reunion

Relatives from different states gathered to attend the Anderson Family Reunion picnic, Friday, June 22, 2018 under the pavilion at Charlie Vettiner Park in Louisville, Ky.

This was a commercial assignment from AP Images for a medical client whose in-house publication was doing a study on IBS, so after the reunion, I returned to their motel for photos of blood samples being taken from family members.

The problem was that everyone pictured had to sign a consent form, but my subject had a stack printed on the way, and upon arrival made an announcement. Soon thereafter, family members began returning their forms, so no problem!