Family Portraiture

The Family is the Country of the heart. There is an angel in the Family who, by the mysterious influence of grace, of sweetness, and of love, renders the fulfillment of duties less wearisome, sorrows less bitter. The only pure joys unmixed with sadness which it is given to man to taste upon earth are, thanks to this angel, the joys of the Family.

Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-72), Italian nationalist leader.
The Duties of Man (1844-58; tr. 1907)

Where and who would we be without our families? They shape our lives and personalities and they travel with us through each and every step of life. Their faces are reflections of our own. For better or worse, they are the support group and the cheerleaders of our lives. It seems only fitting that a commissioned portrait be taken to document our family.

MWD photography strives to capture the personality of each family whether it be formal or informal. The contemporary, informal style is often done in the park, countryside or at the beach, while the classical, more formal portrait is more often done in the studio or the home.

See some of our work on the family portraiture.

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"[Our family portrait] is truly something to cherish and remember…Oh! The beautiful memories that we have. That is what is holding us together. Thanks again."

Mary and John