The Story of the Spilled Watermelon Martinis in 48 Photos

Have you ever done a family portrait, only to get it back from the photographer and think, “Huh! It’s nice, but it’s not really what I wanted.”

I know it’s happened to me and I know my clients choose Photillustrator because they want a family portrait that’s more than what they wanted.

Because each amazing family portrait gives us a glimpse into the lives of those in the portrait, today I’m going to share Jose and Tracy’s story of the spilled “Watermelon Martinis” and the 48 photos it took to create it.

By the time you’re finished reading this short article, I hope you see how Different our family portraits so you never feel the disappointment of a boring portrait again.

Watermelon Martinis

If you’re like most people, when you think of having your family portrait made, you think of everyone dressed up in the same clothes, smiling for the camera, and likely you don’t get too excited about the whole experience.

We don’t do that here at Photillustrator.

From step one when we meet with you for your Discovery Session, we want your family portrait experience to be DIFFERENT.

family portrait sketched before starting the composite photography process

Once we’ve developed your story, understand who the characters are and their personalities, we create a Concept Sketch of your portrait for you to either make changes to or approve.

You have 100% control over how your family portrait turns out.

photo composite portrait of jose loza and tracy herron of dallas tx

Upon getting your sketch approval, we begin the Photo Sessions that is followed by the digital artwork, then off to custom printing and framing, and finally your BIG Reveal.

Your BIG Reveal will be an experience, unlike anything you’ve had before.

Watermelon Martini Breakdown

I’m frequently asked, “How did you get everyone to do those crazy things all at one time to get a picture?”

Well, they don’t do all those crazy things all at one time.

Your family portrait by Photillustrator is handcrafted using many different photos, which in Jose and Tracy’s case was 48 different photos.

Think of it as many moments brought together in one amazing portrait.

composite photography breakdown of family portrait

1. Jose
2. Tracy
3. John’s Upper Body
4. John’s Legs
5. Jason
6. Gizmo
7. Pool Photo 1
8. Pool Photo 2
9. Pool Photo 3
10. Pool Water
11. Backyard Fence
12. House 1
13. House 2
14. Sky
15. Treeline 1
16. Treeline 2
17. Dallas Building 1
18. Dallas Building 2
19. Dallas Building 3
20. Dallas Building 4
21. Dallas Building 5
22. Dallas Building 6
23. Dallas Building 7
24. Dallas Building 8

25. Squirrel
26. TV Screen
27. Tray
28. Martini Spilling 1
29. Martini Spilling 2
30. Splash Effect
31. Wooden Piano
32. Red Shoes
33. Donte’s Collar
34. Hamburger Buns
35. Burgers
36. Brats
37. Fire
38. Corn
39. Smoke Effect
40. Music Sheets
41. Music Sheet 1
42. Music Sheet 2
43. Music Sheet 3
44. Music Sheet 4
45. Fireplace Fire
46. Birds Flying 1
47. Birds Flying 2
48. Southwest Plane

Behind the Scenes

To give you a better idea of how all this works, let’s take a look Behind-the-Scenes and look at some Before and Afters.

As you can see from the Before and After of the images above, there is NO WAY this amazing family portrait could have been created using only one photo.

before and after of jose loza composite

before and after of tracy herron composite

While creating such a uniquely different portrait and experience is very complicated for us, it’s a lot of fun and super easy for you. Requiring very little of your time and energy.

That’s a Wrap

Now that you know you don’t have to settle for a boring family portrait and you’ve seen how Different your family portrait could be, don’t you want to call us now to schedule your family for a portrait?

It’s super easy… Give us a call at (214) 945-3226 or CLICK HERE to schedule now.

Have a question about our fun family portraits? Leave a comment below and let me know.

Comments (2)

WOW! It requires a whole lot of planning for a great shoot. I loved all your extras. Attention to details really makes the final image amazing. Well done!

Thanks so much. Planning is the key to making these types of portraits come to life. What is it they say? “Failing to plan is planning to fail”

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