Monday, August 8, 2011

Lantz Family Portraits at Scripps College in Claremont

With the 40 year anniversary of the Lantz Diamond Center in Claremont coming up, Owners Debbie and Rob Lantz wanted to get the family together to update their family pictures. Debbie had expressed how hard it was to get everyone together since jobs and busy schedules get in the way, so I met them on their own turf. Debbie and I had previously discussed a location at Scripps College that she was interested in, and we set up a time and date. I arrived an hour early to scout the place out only to discover that a wedding was being held there. So my assistant Mindy and I wandered around the campus in search of a nice alternative, and let me tell you there are plenty of beautiful spots. We chose a wide open courtyard to start the session off because of its abundant shade and built-in steps. Even though we brought along enough chairs to create dynamic posing positions, the steps made our job easier to position their family, which spanned 4 generations. Next we moved onto our other favorite locations, finally finishing at a quaint set of steps adjacent to the open courtyard. We had the entire range of age, with the youngest being little Lucy, or “Lulu” as they called her, in her “Hearts on Fire” purple dress and yellow ribbon in her hair. I absolutely loved the way this family interacted with each other, and I think it definitely shows through in the photos. Congratulations, Lantz Family on 40 years in business, and here’s to another 40 and more!

Be sure to check out the Behind-the-Scenes video (above) of this shoot, complete with a nice little synopsis by yours truly at the very end!  We're working on some more cool videos to be added up on our YouTube channel in the near future ! Enjoy!


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