We had so much fun during Ruby’s senior photos. Heading out to one of my favorite locations in Spokane Valley, WA was the first move! The location was as amicable as Ruby herself. I met Ruby, her mom, and Ruby’s good friend out at the park and we trudged through the grass and played by the lake into the evening! With a flexible palette from strong greens and straw colored grasses to glassy lakes and mossy covered walls, Spokane Valley is a rich environment for great photos. There are such beautiful and versatile backgrounds to choose from and when your model is equally striking, it makes the work easy! This session was a day to night session. It starts around sunset and goes through the early evening. The sky goes through a dramatic transformation from golden hues to deep blues on its way to black. Ruby, it was so great working with you and I wish you all blessings as you work through your final year in high school!
A multi-family session in Spokane Valley, WA with Tami Siriani Photography generally includes an endless combination of people. This could be: big group, siblings, the grandparents and grandchildren, each family, each individual (maybe for business?), and more! The best part is not only do you get a huge group photo, but you also knock out your family portraits. In addition, there is a significant savings because you to purchase one big package all together and share the cost!. This makes your session VERY affordable. There are a variety of amazing locations to chose from. The snowy season is here and that makes for fun and flattering photographs! Want to find out more? Scroll down and click the link below!
“There is a significant savings when you purchase one big package all together and share the cost.”
Get a family portrait for grandma’s wall. Bring her joy every time she sees it for years to come. By booking with your extended family you get the rare opportunity of a full family portrait. How long has that been? Below is a sample of a Family done Fall 2020. They’ve been taking advantage of this opportunity over the past several years. This year, four individual families came out to do portraits together at the same time. Below are just a few of the many photographs that were taken during their session. As you can see we did all kinds of combinations and many more that aren’t shown. By the way… shout of to these terrific people!
Thank You Loyal Clients
They are loyal clients and wow, I’m just so honored that they keep coming back! I do reward my loyal clients with discounts and freebies. If you are are a former client, I’ve got a bonusfor you. Please leave me a comment below AND send me an email and I’ll send you a discount code for Spring 2021 portraits. I really want to say THANK YOU. You are the BEST!!!!!
I don’t do weddings anymore and it’s been six years since I’ve done one. Don’t get me wrong, they were my FAVORITE, FAVORITE, FAVORITE thing to photograph. Stepping away from photographing weddings about 6 years ago was a difficult choice for me. Although I’m still running a business, I’m also managing a home and homeschooling some kiddos full-time (before it was mandatory). Weddings are all consuming for both the couple involved and any vendor worth his or her salt. It’s about the easiest and most difficult session to photograph all wrapped up in one. During a wedding, everyone is dressed in their finest in an incredible location with an emotionally rich environment for the kind of photographs that just tickle my fancy. I LOVE it! However, its at least a 12 hour day of photography and then hours and hours of meetings, prep, travel, and post production. It’s a very time consuming event. Photographing a wedding requires me to be both invisible and coordinated. If there is no wedding coordinator running the schedule, I will end up doing that job as well. I enjoy it, but it’s exhausting! A few years ago, it became clear that I needed to take a step back from doing weddings. So what’s going on? Why did I take THIS wedding?
Deep affection that grows…
Enter Eliot and Emma. This session is obviously their engagement session. These two awesome love birds are special to me. Eliot is the son of one of my closest friends. He is kind, playful, smart, and genuinely cares about other people. I had the pleasure of meeting Emma this past summer. I liked her the minute we met! She is warm, friendly, and has a kind spirit! When they approached me about photographing their wedding, I jumped at the opportunity. I am so flattered they asked and totally thrilled to be jumping back into one of my favorite sessions! I’ll share their journey with readers as we go.
Along with a wedding comes the engagement session. These photographs were specifically styled to showcase the romantic and playful nature of this couple. These two are so at ease with one another, it was easy to put together a session that demonstrates the loving way that they are together. The most difficult thing for engagement sessions is usually helping the couple ignore the fact that they are being photographed and just enjoy some special time together. I think it’s pretty evident that they, found it easy to get wrapped up in one another and just have a good time. They are planning a beautiful wedding ceremony later this year and I am so very lucky to come out of wedding photography retirement to photograph this very special couple.
It’s all I have to bring today
This, and my heart beside— This, and my heart, and all the fields— And all the meadows wide— Be sure you count—should I forget Some one the sum could tell— This, and my heart, and all the Bees Which in the Clover dwell. -Emily Dickinson, 1830 – 1886
Happy Engagement Eliot and Emma. May your deep affection for one another grow into a lifetime of committed love. May God bless your impending marriage.
Good portraits are the result of happy relaxed families. Happy Families and sunny afternoons are what summer is all about. It seems like I spent the Summer and Fall behind the camera all day and in front of a computer screen editing all night. It isn’t until the bitter cold of winter does the work slow down enough to get back on the blog. I guess you will finally get to see the work that I completed from May to December of 2020.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if I said that work this year was weird. “Weird” and “crazy” are the words that we all use to describe last year. As with all businesses, it was difficult. As the warmer weather hits, the business usually picks up like a freight train but this year… We had a very slow (and rough) start and really didn’t start picking up steam until the Fall. In Fall, we all panicked thinking, that it was now or never for things like documenting our family, seniors, etc. No one knew how much longer things would be locked down. I guess we are still in that situation. I kept sessions outdoors and stayed the appropriate 6 feet from clients but I worked when I had a chance.
“The thing that I hear most of the time. ‘This was more fun than I thought it would be! ‘”
I ❤️ My Clients and Great Family Portraits
I love my clients, they are so terrific! This family for example were just so awesome. I meet the coolest people. In fact, if I was looking for real estate in Northern ID, I’d totally give Trevor Synder a call! Click the link to find him.
Family portraits should be fun. You should have a good time, like this bunch! Look at that little guy on the right ⬇️, check out his smile. I’m pretty sure he was either mid-joke or post my incredibly dumb joke about a cookie! At any rate, we were having some fun. The thing that I hear most of the time. “Hey, this was more fun than I thought it would be. ” It delights my heart to hear those words. I don’t want you to be stressed. It’s important that you have a really good experience. My own family portraits are taken every year so I know how complicated getting everyone on one page, and dressed in coordinating outfits (not matching… see some advice on that here). So, keeping it light and fun is my second goal after taking great portraits!
All Images Copyright Tami Siriani Photography 2021 Liberty Lake & Spokane Valley, WA