When you think about what is most valuable to save in a fire, people often say the family photos. These photos make the memories and in a certain way actually become the story. Taking family shots and sharing them is one of joys of my photo life.
And they become more valuable over time as each day and year passes.
Looking for light first, then background, then pose, on to exposure and finally emotion. The five steps to build a photo. More on that later.
Pro tip: Get the kids to help pose the parents, it was fun and worked for everybody!