Legacy Portraits was something Allan has been thinking of doing after him and Bernie has established the Identity Headshots brand. It all started when he was still doing weddings and family portraits.
Doing family portraits is close to his heart. Ever since coming to NZ more than a decade ago, he hasn’t had the chance to photograph his own family. His only opportunity to do so came when he received news that his dad was starting to undergo dialysis due to kidney failure. Knowing that time isn’t on his side, the couple decided to visit his family. Unable to do a formal portrait, he just did a normal photo of the clan.
Fast-forward two years, his dad has succumbed to complications due to that kidney failure and the photo he took two years prior was the only memorabilia he had with the complete family. He still wished he would have done a formal clan photo, but the chance isn’t there anymore.
He will not let it happen again. Armed with that experience, we now always take the opportunity to have a formal family portrait. This was our family portrait when we visited Bernie's family in Dallas, Texas. It was the first family portrait of Bernie's family in over 20 years.
Then, when Allan's family visited New Zealand, he grabbed that opportunity to immortalise the moment. . What makes this portrait special is that Allan's mum required 100% care during her visit, making the portrait challenging. It was a mission for his family to go here and we don't know when they will visit again. Hence, we took the opportunity to have this formal portrait.
It's been a long journey to finally come to this place of identity when it comes to portraits. Like many photographers, we tried different styles and approaches and finally arrived at the product that reflects our values: Simple. Classic. Elegant. And as always, printed and framed for generations to enjoy. No one will be leaving our studio without being coached in the photo.
If you have been a client of ours from our Identity Headshots brand, you know that we will always find the best angle of each person in front of the camera.