ONWA Family Portraits - Session 3

This past week I was hired to do my third photo session at ONWA. For those that don’t know what ONWA is, I encourage you visit the website to learn more. It is a not for profit organization that was established in 1972 to empower and support Aboriginal women and their families throughout the province of Ontario. I really do like these sessions because it gives me a chance to photograph some wonderful families who might not otherwise hire a photographer to get their portraits done.

The weather was not ideal this time around so I brought my portable studio and set up inside. This created an entirely different feel to the shoot and it was nice to mix it up. All the families were very easy going, and aside from a couple of the younger kids being about shy, I managed to capture some wonderful photos. As a bonus, some of the families were willing to brave the cold so I photographed some families outside. It was a nice overcast day so I took advantage of a brick wall on the side of the building and some natural light. It was almost like a professional model shoot in that most of the kids were really enjoying posing against the wall.

The entire session took about 3 hours and there were about 7 families total. Below are a few shots from each family group. Thanks again to Jessica at ONWA for letting me take part in this. I had a great time as usual!