We decided to take our family photos this year while we were all together in one place. Coordinating outfits and getting our cute dog Jack in the pictures added a bit of challenge. Our girls, who had traveled to be with us for the holidays, didn't have semi-formal clothes, so we did some shopping. Despite everyone's busy schedules and Jack's unpredictable mood, we managed to find a time for the photo session. I wanted to add depth to the background, and I love capturing genuine expressions through dynamic posing. Unfortunately, my husband wasn't feeling well on the session day, and we had no other time as the girls were leaving the next day. We used lighting to ensure everyone looked well-lit, inspired by black-on-black portraits. To me holiday family portraits are like visual time capsules, capturing moments of togetherness and preserving shared experiences. They strengthen family bonds, bring back memories, and connect the past with the present.
Sonia Ahmad is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) based in Cypress, TX. She specializes in personal portrait session includes Seniors, Teens and tweens, Women's personal branding, Mother & Daughter, Glamour and fashion, Headshots. See more portrait session in the gallery.