Typically, fall is a busy time for family portraits, just in time for Christmas cards. But this year, I’ve actually received several calls and emails for family portraits in the month of June. Although I photograph a lot of weddings (and thus, at weddings, family shots), I really enjoy family portraits and am so thankful that I’ve been able to do several this month.

Linda’s family was special to me. Linda and her two sisters got together here on vacation with their mom. It was a ladies’ trip, and I could tell they were having a lot of fun roadtripping a little with their rented Jeep. Linda told me that there are actually six children in the family, three girls and three boys.

I was taking a few images of just the sisters when we looked over and caught their mom just leaning against the railing of the little house. I really liked the image in black and white because I thought it was a classic, timeless look:

Big families are a blessing and so fun-I overheard some wild tales of what life was like growing up while I was encouraging the ladies to laugh for the images. This photo session and vacation was only for the ladies, so if Linda’s three brothers ever come into town, we’ll have to squeeze a session in for them.

I haven’t had a photo done with my siblings and parents in several years, and doing this photo session makes me want to schedule that soon.

We were also able to take advantage of a shady spot that was lush and green. I’ve always wanted to photograph near our library, and the foliage kept us all cool on a hot day.

Ladies, it was a pleasure to meet you. I hope you had fun and love your photos as much as I do! Thank you so much!




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This is one of the larger groups I have had, and I know a lot of planning went into this session on Angie’s part!

Angie came to me via a referral from my friend and fellow photographer, Jen Stevenson. She had been trying to get a session set up for months, but when you have twenty-nine other people’s schedules to coordinate, including six little ones of your own, it can be tough.

Luckily, the weather held out and the lighting was perfect as we set up in a local park. It was great to see an entire family reunited and the kids did a wonderful job in being patient.

What I love about this session is that Angie had everyone coordinate, but not match, for clothing. We picked three colors (green, blue, and cream) and had everyone mix and match with denim. The result really popped against the natural setting. I was so thrilled to see everyone switch up their outfits from the standard “white shirts and khaki pants” many families do, and by choosing a range of colors, you decrease the need for people to purchase special outfits just for the photo shoot. This way, everyone can look and feel their best!

While I was there to capture this large family image, we were also able to fit in some individual family portraits.

Thanks so much for selecting Kristen Wynn Photography for your family portrait! 🙂 Please keep in touch; it was so wonderful to meet all of you!




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A year ago, I met Erin, her husband Bo, and their little one S. 🙂 What a huge difference a year makes! 🙂 Baby S just turned one!

Erin and Bo were some of the first people I ever took photographs for, and I loved seeing them again. They are seriously the sweetest most easygoing parents. I told them I’m not a specialist in toddler shots since I don’t have any kiddos of my own yet, but S is a super little girl and didn’t make me run around too much!

I think it is so important to take photos throughout that first year because your baby is literally changing each and every day.

S. is starting to pull up and really get around, and I swear she was trying to say “Uh oh” when she repeatedly dropped her pacifier. I think she was getting a kick out of all of us trying to keep it clean.

It was pretty cold for Orlando in late April, but S. was kept entertained by some Disney toys. I can’t say the party hat was her favorite thing to wear, but it is adorable! And swinging on the swing was a nice distraction from the hat for her!

Erin really knows how to dress her daughter; little girls are so much more fun to dress up than little boys. Love all the headbands!

And although the shoot was for S’s birthday, I wanted to get a few family shots. This image was so sweet to me. 🙂

Thank you so much for having me capture these images for you. Your daughter is beautiful. Cherish this time; I hope the first birthday party was great! 🙂


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Bri said: | May 11, 2011 - 11:05:45 |

What a cutie! Love how bright and colorful the one in the swing is!



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I’ve enjoyed getting to know all the kids from THE Event in Orlando, and Miss C is no exception.

She was much more into taking photos than her older brother, T, but they both were very photogenic and ended up with a callback for a modeling and talent agency.

C. definitely had the best hair accessories and hats out of all the kids that came out for the shoot on a cold November weekend!

Miss C, I want to wish you all the best in your upcoming career! 🙂




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Late last year, I participated in the Wish Upon a Wedding auction. Wish Upon a Wedding is a charity that provides weddings to couples facing serious illnesses. In order to put on these beautiful weddings (be sure to check their website/blog!), they depend on volunteers. And of course, even though the vendors are all volunteering, there are still expenses related to hosting a wedding, as every bride and groom know!

So Wish Upon a Wedding decided to have a charity auction. Wedding vendors donated different services and people bid on them, with all the money going to charity. Susan was the winner of my photo session (and also the winner of a session with a makeup artist too)!

Susan is the founder of the Female Courage Foundation and an author. She wanted some new photos for her website and for her books, which primarily deal with hospice and end-of-life topics.

Susan has a lovely home in central Florida, the grounds were just beautiful for photography. She’s from Denmark and a mom of four, and also a cancer survivor, which is what has made her so passionate about educating people on end-of-life care.

She wanted to look light and youthful in her headshots, so I hope I accomplished that for you, Susan! You were such a joy to work with! Keep in touch!




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I first met Sara when we were both planning our weddings a few years back. We keep in touch and she’s been so kind to offer me up the use of some of her family property for shoots when I’m in town.

And wow, it is a great piece of property. I actually have a shot of the exterior of the home that I took that I think would make a GREAT Christmas card for them next year-I’m not posting it for privacy reasons, but it is in their gallery for them to enjoy!

Sara and her family were looking to have some extended family portraits done around Christmastime when the whole gang was together, especially their grandparents.

Rather than go to a studio with over twenty people, they decided to do some on-location shots. The Christmas decorations and the wood and fireplace made for a really cozy scene. We even included some pets in a few of the shots!

These are a little more formal than most of my work, but I think the holidays are a time for a little formality!

Thanks so much, M. family, for having me! I hope a joyous holiday was had by all! 🙂


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Andrea said: | Jan 19, 2011 - 04:01:37 |

What a handsome family! These are certainly a treasure… the images are beautiful!

Nicole said: | Jan 19, 2011 - 05:01:34 |

What a good looking family!

Jac L said: | Jan 20, 2011 - 10:01:32 |

I think it is so great to get pictures with family! This will be treasured for generations!



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This past fall, I had the privilege of doing headshots and promotional photos for some aspiring young actors and models in Florida. They were all set for a big showcase in Orlando last month, and I’m SO happy that they all did so well and most importantly, had a ton of fun.

T’s mom originally planned to take her own photos for the event, which is normal in the modeling and acting world, since kids grow so fast and you often have to resubmit photos every three months. However, at the last minute, she decided that wasn’t working. Many photographers can relate to this-it is really hard to take photos of your own kids!

We all met up in downtown Orlando after school one day. I tried to make this quick and painless for T, and we actually ended up having a lot of fun and getting his images done fairly fast.

And the best news is that T. got a callback and is meeting with representation. Congrats, T! And thanks, Mom, for bringing me on board-I wish your kids tons of success in their careers!




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Do you see the family resemblance here? J is R’s brother (see post below). But we weren’t doing a family or brothers’ shoot, but rather, J. is building up his modeling and acting portfolio for THE Events next month.

J. is such a cute kid and so nice. For these headshots and zed cards, I really wanted to showcase his expressive green eyes.

I can totally see him modeling for a children’s clothing company! He just has a very natural, marketable, boy next door, all-American look.

And although he and R. are both in the industry, there wasn’t any rivalry between them. They instead were so supportive of each other during their shooting time, waiting patiently, entertaining themselves, and giving me totally different looks to work with for each of them.

J, I wish you SO much luck and success next month at your auditions! Here’s to your big break! 🙂




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I’ve worked some red carpet events for The Event in Orlando a few times previously, and recently, I was contacted to offer headshots to some of their aspiring actors and models.

So on a warm Friday evening, I met Miss S and her mom at their home down by the St. Lucie River. It turns out, they have a great piece of property to work with, as there was a dock, a fence, some fallen logs, and an overturned canoe to make for
some fun, natural shots.

Miss S picked out her outfits and we got to work capturing different sides of her personality for her headshots and zed cards.

Mom was having a hard time selecting her five favorites from our over 200(!) choices, so I told her I’d post some of my favorites to help narrow down the selections. 🙂

Hope this helps, Mom! Miss S is an awesome, super cooperative, sweet girl and I wish her so much success in her auditions next month!




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