This Valley photographer approaches family portraits like a documentary
Family pictures have changed a lot over the years. We used to go to the mall with our families, all dressed up, to pose for a formal portrait. But now, family pictures look more like a magazine shoot. You’re in a field somewhere, laughing, walking, playing and sometimes posing with your family for an Instagram-worthy reel.
But one photographer thinks about capturing those family moments a little differently.
Jill McNamara began as a photojournalist, but, when she had kids, she began doing family photography — the kinds in fields with very carefully chosen, not-quite-matching family outfits.
But, she prefers what she’s calling documentary family photography.
The Show spoke with McNamara about it and her own background with photography.