Everyone was thrilled with the way the Andes Family Portrait Session turned out. Kelly and her three children Rylee, Ella, and Zane joined us in the studio to create new artwork for their home. We had previously photographed the girls, but they now needed to include Kelly and Jeff’s son Zane. Jeff works out of the country so Kelly knew this would be a nice gift for Jeff when he returned.
Richmond is such a small town and so many of our clients are connected. Take Kelly, for instance, she lives down the street from our client Paula Cordle, owner of The Model Connection. However, she is also friends with Jackie Hendricks. Jackie knew a Hayes Portrait Session was just was the Andes Family needed, so she gifted Kelly a certificate to get them in the studio. It turned out to be the perfect motivation and the session resulted in beautiful artwork for their home.
Jamie worked with Kelly to figure out exactly what pieces she envisioned and where they would go in her home. She knew they needed one family portrait with their new Pomeranian, which Jeff surprised the family with the last time he was home. Jamie and Kelly decided this would be a large portrait that would hang in their formal dining room. Also, they decided on three individuals of each child to hang going up the stairs to the second-floor bedrooms. This was the perfect wall because it was visible to the rooms where everyone congregates.
Kelly, Rylee, Ella, and Zane all had a wonderful time in the studio gardens. We got some excellent shots that really expressed their personalities. Below the portrait images, you will see some candids of the installation. Hanging the final product in our client’s home and seeing their expression is truly our favorite part. You can just see the sheer joy on Kelly’s face.