Lenzy Ruffin Photography Blog

Lenzy Ruffin is a corporate event and headshot photographer in Washington, DC. He creates publication-quality images that capture what you or your organization are all about. He helps you tell your story with compelling images that grab people's attention. Whether it's event photography or headshots, Lenzy Ruffin creates images that make people click.

The New Family Portrait (part 1 of 2)

Family photojournalism is the way to go for your family photos. This blog post shows what family photojournalism looks like. It's about capturing the wonderful images that occur during the madness of everyday family life. You provide the family and I provide the photos. I offer a 100% money-back guarantee on my work. If you don't love what I produce, you get your money back.

Keep in mind that you shouldn't go into one of these sessions with the sole intent to produce more pictures for Facebook and Instagram. Your goal for one of these sessions should be to produce art for your walls, featuring you and your family...the kind of stuff that gets passed down from generation to generation. You have to print photos for them to have their greatest impact. Remember when we used to all huddle around a family album? It's not the same when you do it with your phone, is it? Can you leave your phone on the coffee table or hang it on the wall as a great conversation piece for your guests to enjoy? Can you even find the photos on your phone from that special event four years ago?

I encourage you to take a look at the things in your life that you routinely spend a lot of your money on, including the phone you're likely reading this blog post with. Are those things going to be around in ten, twenty, fifty years? Will you be able to pass them down and would anyone be interested in receiving them? Think about it. If you can find the money for things you know are disposable when you buy them, does it not make sense to invest in something you know you and your family will treasure for decades to come? Those little people in your life don't stay little for very long.

Enough writing, let me show you what family photojournalism looks like.

The day started off with a quick game of Jenga.

The day started off with a quick game of Jenga.

I did say a quick game, didn't I?

I did say a quick game, didn't I?

Three generations deep...with a proud pitbull watching over his dudes.

Three generations deep...with a proud pitbull watching over his dudes.

Yes, dogs can give bear hugs.

Yes, dogs can give bear hugs.

Who needs a jungle gym when you got dad?

Who needs a jungle gym when you got dad?

The dog got serious and decided to teach a lesson on leverage. Dad almost got posterized here.

The dog got serious and decided to teach a lesson on leverage. Dad almost got posterized here.

Teamwork makes the dream work. It also makes an incredible image. This kind of image goes on your wall as a large print that will jump off the wall and be a conversation piece and family treasure for decades. Generations down the road, a print like this will still be hanging on someone's wall showing great, great granddad and great granddad way back in the day. Facebook and Instagram won't do that for you.

Teamwork makes the dream work. It also makes an incredible image. This kind of image goes on your wall as a large print that will jump off the wall and be a conversation piece and family treasure for decades. Generations down the road, a print like this will still be hanging on someone's wall showing great, great granddad and great granddad way back in the day. Facebook and Instagram won't do that for you.

A boy and his dog. What's more classic than this?

A boy and his dog. What's more classic than this?

Off to the park. This isn't the end of the story. Click here for part II to find out what happened at the park when dad decided to show off for the camera and his bright idea backfired.

Off to the park. This isn't the end of the story. Click here for part II to find out what happened at the park when dad decided to show off for the camera and his bright idea backfired.

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Family photojournalism is about capturing all those incredible images that occur in your family's everyday life. You may not see those images as they happen, but I will. Working on a project with your little people on the kitchen table or in the back yard...a family picnic or barbecue...perhaps a trip to the museum...all examples of family photojournalism opportunities. Your day-to-day may not seem all that exciting to you, but those images mean the world to relatives that are too far away to see your tribe regularly. And with a money-back guarantee, what do you have to lose?

Schedule your session now to capture memories that your family will cherish for generations to come. And be sure to share this post with someone you think would enjoy it.