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Four generations in one family album – the family photoshoot of the Whitelaw family

You should have seen our excitement when we got this family photography assignment. After all, the entire Whitelaw family was coming for a photoshoot! I know, for a family photographer, this is not a big deal, but when you get a chance to shoot four generations in one album, you cannot hide your excitement. Do you want to know how the photo shoot came out? Let's share the experience with you.  

Meeting the Whitelaw family

Gary and Courtney Whitelaw were blessed with a baby boy, Sonny. Their elder daughter Matilda was so happy that she wanted to create a family album. The parents didn't want to miss this opportunity to do something special – they invited their grandmother and great-grandmother to join in the photoshoot. Thus, we got the rare chance to film four generations together! Naturally, we were thrilled by this exceptional event and wanted the Whitelaw family album to be outstanding. We spent hours planning the shoot, selecting the theme, choosing props, and making everything look perfect. We discussed all the details with Mr and Mrs Whitelaw, who wanted the album to be heart-warming.

Whitelaw family photoshoot 

On the photoshoot day, when the family gathered in our studio, it felt like a family reunion. Suggestions poured in, and we were happy to listen to the grannies' ideas. It was decided unanimously that the first photo of the album would be of Sonny. So here is the blue-eyed boy, wrapped in a blue towel against a blue background. Look at those eyes, full of wonder! He must have been enjoying the cacophony around him.  

Little Matilda is an adorable kid. She looked pretty in her red and black tutu dress. Matilda dots on her little brother and was all smiles when we asked her to pose with Sonny. A simple snap that highlights the bond between two siblings – everybody loves such photos as they are eternal and classic.

As Matilda was playing with Sonny, we took the third shot. We had put Sonny in a cane stroller that matched the room décor. The space appeared warm and welcoming with the knitted rug and cane chair. Matilda, in her bright red dress and cute smile, added warmth to this snap. 

Now comes the shot for which you have been waiting eagerly. The Whitelaw family and grandmother Shona McKenzie, and grand grandmother Frances Cameron posed for our camera. We kept things at a bare minimum so that the viewers won't get distracted by props. We must say grandmother Shona doesn't look a bit like 60, and great-granny Frances can give anyone a tough competition with her fit body and a charming smile. Both of them looked smart in their trouser-and-top outfit. Frances held little Sonny while the rest of them surrounded her. Gary and Courtney looked happy at the back. Only Sonny was in a formal dress, complete with his cap, trousers with suspenders. He was fast asleep in great granny's lap when we took the shot. We know, down the years, everybody will feel proud of this moment when they came together and shared this frame. 

Sonny was still asleep, and we found a nice and cosy small bean bag for him. Matilda gave him company as we took this photo in our favourite teddy room. Matilda loved this room, and her broad grin showed how happy she was. In her bright and cheerful summer dress, she stole the show. It is the perfect living room photo that you can share with your guests.

We enjoyed shooting the Whitelaw family album very much. We hope they will love to see these photos and cherish the experience. 


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