It was that time of year again when I got the chance to photograph 5 wonderful families at ONWA. For those of you that haven't seen any of my previous sessions with ONWA, I'll give some quick info on what ONWA is. It's a not for profit organization that was established in 1971 to empower and support Aboriginal women and their families throughout the province of Ontario.
So, about 3 times a year, they hire me to photograph any families that want to get their portrait done. That way, they eventually get the hi res photos that they can then get printed. It's really a great cause and every family I have photographed up until this point has been a pleasure to work with. There are almost always kids involved to which makes it that much more fun.
Usually, the photos are done outside but this time around, the weather was a bit chilly so I set up a backdrop inside and we just had families stay inside. Once all my lighting and everything else was in place, the families came in one by one. I think everyone had a great time, especially the kids. The last family, actually chose to do their photos outside so that was a nice change. If I had my preference I would rather use natural light outdoors but the weather doesn't always cooperate.
The outdoor photos turned out just as nice as the indoor ones and had a completely different feel to it. Since it was just a mother and daughter combo, it was really easy and we were able to use a couple different spots.
I can't wait to see some new faces at the next session in the New Year. If this photoshoot was any indication, the next one will be just as fun.