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Eagen Family

Ottawa Extreme Family Portrait Photographer - Justin Van Leeuwen - Eagen Family

Hello Eagen family, this has been a long time coming.

I originally met with the lovely young daughters of the Eagens sometime last year, December maybe? (time flies) We had planned something in the new addition to the house, in front of the new fireplace that mom had been BEGGING for for years – in the original plans she got a big-screen TV & pool table instead…

Scheduling within the family became a problem, which isn’t surprising since in the few hours I was there, with everyone together, they were unable to decide within a few month window of when to take a family vacation. Strong minds maybe, but we were still able to book this shoot and go on a less Christmas-ey theme as we had originally envisioned.

I BURNED through processing these images, fuelled by caffeine & my mother-in-law watching the kids, which partially was just her closing the door on them in their room, but it worked!

I also managed to sneak a timelapse of the shoot, maybe you’ll get some insight into how long I spend setting up and tweaking the setting before we even take one picture – as always, let me know what you think in the comments!





A larger version, with notes on the lighting, can also be seen over on Flickr.

3 thoughts on “Eagen Family

  1. Anna Epp says:

    Thanks for the time lapse Justin! That was really fun to watch.

    Great job again, I always enjoy these shoot from you.

  2. I'm also curious about the fire in the fireplace. During the timelapse, it doesn't look like there's a fire and the way you are leaning over/on it to place a flash (and the very fact that you placed a flash on it) makes me think that it wasn't blazing the whole time. I like the photo though.

  3. Wait a minute! Is that a flash in the fireplace???!!!???