Brenda’s 70th Birthday Photoshoot

This morning I had a 9-person photoshoot.  Everyone looked like they could be a model, including the kids and grandma!

It is hard to believe… Brenda turned 70 this Thursday!  I would be thrilled if I could look that good when I turn 60!

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Her sons, Peter and Kenny, got their families together to celebrate Brenda’s big birthday with a photoshoot!

I know this sounds biased, but I truly think that photos and photoshoots make the absolute best gifts!

Here are just a few of my favorites to share with you. (It was really hard to resist “giving away the farm”.  I have sooooo many favorites!)

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This is Alex who turns 6 this Summer.  Her eyes are mesmerizing.

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Next oldest is Sofia (5).  This is one of my favorite “mood shots”.

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Meet Sammy (almost 4).  Sammy has these beautiful onyx eyes and curvy smile.

I love this photo because her dark hair and eyes really stand out in the blown-out (overexposed) lower portion of the photo.

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Here is Stella (3.5).  Stella is an independent thinker.  She is a leader, not a follower.

These are undoubtedly great traits to have, but made group photos a tiny bit trickier.  (Both my kids are like this, so I know how it is!)   <:)

Stella let her fun-loving personality emerge once the girls were given the go-ahead to play.  Stella instantly warmed to me.

A little voice kept saying:  “Annie, come over here!”  And she’d stick to me like glue.  Now if I wasn’t getting paid to take photos, I’d put my camera down and play with her!

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Seriously!  Isn’t this one of the cutest photos ever?!!

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Another of my favorite “mood shots”.  I love the sun glare, how the wind is blowing her hair, the hard lines of the play structure against the crazy trees…

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I took several posed shots of the 4 girls together, which are sweet, but I am partial to the editorial ones.

This is hands-down my favorite of the 4 girls.  Reminds me of Norman Rockwell paintings because the girls are so expressive.  Their faces and body language tell a nice story.  :)

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Hee hee… this photo is so funny of the girls playing together!

The uniformity of the subjects give this photo an artistic quality.

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This is one of the cutest candid family shots… Kenny and Carlo with their stunning daughters!

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There were so many amazing shots from this shoot.  These are just some of my favorite “unexpected” shots.

Stay tuned for your full family gallery, S Family!

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1 Comment

  1. Brenda

    what beautiful photos of a beautiful family… you’re right annie, every member of this family is gorgeous! it must be in the genes! you captured so many fun and sweet moments too!