I’m thrilled to share this interview with Elena Blair. Elena is a mother of three who photographs newborns and families in the Seattle area. She loves sharing what she’s learned about making family photos and running a business and has created many resources for family photographers. Elena recently recorded a great class on Creative Live titled Lifestyle Family Photography – Posing and Direction.
In this podcast interview with Elena Blair, we talk about why she feels family photography is important. Has it ever seemed to you like wedding photography or commercial photography is real photography and family photography is just this little thing we like to do? Elena feels strongly that family photography isn’t less important than other genres.
Elena shares with us how she thinks about posing families. She’s not talking about stiff or formal posing but she does pose her families. This conversation isn’t just for people who photograph other people’s families. You can use her posing ideas when photographing your own family, your brother’s family or your parents.
Elena talks about the moment she stopped posing newborns and what inspires her when she photographs newborns now.
Find out more about Elena: Website, Instagram, Facebook
A big thanks, as always, to my sound editor, Suzanne Llewellyn, for putting all the pieces together and making the show sound great.
5 thoughts to “The Family Photographer 31: Elena Blair on Beautifully Posed Family Photos”
Family photography generates millions of images and memories that follow from the one-day stand of the wedding photographer.
Elena Blair’s family photos are “choreographed.”
I love that – “choreographed.” And you’re absolutely right – so many more photos and ones we love are simple family photos.Thanks for listening. – Jenny
This was soul-refreshing, Jenny! As a family lifestyle photographer, I heard myself answering your questions to Elena out loud and nodding along in agreement! Thank you for the affirmations! I loved listening along today. 🙂 Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Thanks for your comment. I’m so glad you enjoyed the show with Elena.