The more people you add to a photo shoot, the merrier. That’s why Marianne decided having her whole family come together for a photo shoot was all-important. After all, it’s not easy coordinating 14 people’s schedules all at once! And thanks to Luka it came together perfectly!
Where is Trogir?
Trogir is a town covering an island between the mainland of Croatia and the isle of Čiovo. The town has its historic roots as the Greek colony of Tragurion, developing it into a major port town. While small, Trogir is rich in history, with several palaces, fortresses, and a beautiful Old Town rounding out the areas worth visiting.
People visit for touristic reasons mostly. Cruise ships come in and out of Trogir and visit the Old Town for the many cafes, fine shopping opportunities, and photogenic scenery.
Marianne’s Family Get-Together
Walking around the small town Marianne and her family found several fantastic photo opportunities. Luka, our family photographer in Trogir, was able to do something that photographers have struggled with for ages. He was able to keep everybody together and get them to take direction well. Large groups tend to have their own agendas, especially when children are involved. Sometimes people will drift and the poses will become more and more candid as the photographer opts for something less difficult.
One of the nicest things about this photo series is how well Luka moves from candid scenery to poses. In one group we see traditional poses such as everyone sitting under a tree on a large bench. And from there as they transition to a new area Luka takes pictures of the family enjoying the scenery. The woman looking up into the distance while someone comes into the scene in an out of focus fashion is truly artistic while being entirely spontaneous.
The bright lighting is evident as well and ample exposure created throughout all of the images. Individual groups of children with their parents and siblings are also an important part of any family shoot. The blues, blacks, and whites that the family is wearing blends incredibly nicely with the background Mediterranean architectural elements as well.
Monochrome is an especially inspired choice in portraiture. While solid colors work best for family photos Luka’s black and white images work better when bold patterns are used. Monochrome takes away the bright colors and brings attention to details in skin, hair, and clothing. Coupled with the bright sunny day the monochrome photographs are some of the most striking parts of the entire album.
To round off the entire shoot the family posed in front of one of the many ancient cathedrals in Trogir. The depth of field is expanded enough to bring out all of the fine details in the walls. And standing outside the Old Town we get a sense of standing there ourselves while only seeing a few tourists in the background. It’s as if they have Trogir all to themselves. The memories here will last for a lifetime thanks to Luka and Marianne’s collaboration.
When planning your next family vacation consider taking a trip to Croatia’s beautiful coastal areas. You’ll find that the Mediterranean sun will bring out the best on you. But having a local vacation photographer will do an even better job of making you look your best!
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