Modern Family Portrait

The term 'family portrait' may bring a dreaded memory to many who endured cliche annual family portraits growing up.  Stiff and awkward smiles and a photographer you don't know asking you to hug your brother like you mean it (ugh!). These notions tend to shrink enthusiasm in my subjects when they collect to be photographed. I prefer the "nothing to prove" method. I'll tell you where I want you and you do what you want to. Turns out the most intriguing moments sometimes.  

Here's what happened when we took the pressure off  the intriguing and down to earth Waugh family. They are a stylish and aspirational family with absolutely no pretense or agenda. I absolutely loved getting to know them and I'm really pleased with these images. 

photo assist Kelly Sanchez