Extended Family Fun

Photoshoots of large groups flow a little differently than a smaller lifestyle shoot, such as a shoot of one family or a couple, because we need to actually have a plan as opposed to letting every minute be au naturale.  Yesterday afternoon’s shoot had a good balance because we knew we wanted some semi-posed shots of the extended family, but also wanted the kids to be themselves.  (FYI:  For the sake of this blog, I’ve left out the semi-posed shots.)

With 5 kids, spanning from 4 1/2 to 10 years old, there was no shortage of action and silliness.  And I’m not just talking about the kids!

Climbing Trees

This photo cracks me up!!!  Anton (10) was helping all his brothers and cousins up the tree.  Look at his face!


I can’t stop laughing!  Here’s another one…




An Afternoon Stroll

The grandparents took a not-so-quiet stroll while the grandkids raced back and forth.


With the Grandkids

I love all the big smiles!  Even the 3-eyed alien is smiling.  Tee hee.

Also, you may recognize two of the kids from my session last weekend:  Ali and Griffin.  It was great to see them again and get lots of hugs in!


The L Family

I love this shot!  Everyone was resting on the bench when the kids stopped for a snack.

I stepped back to take in more of the tree, and in doing so, I got the beautiful sun peeking over the building!  I also love the myriad of textures.


Stealing a Moment Together



I love this beauty shot of Irene.


Making an Escape

While all of the seated bench shots were taking place, I noticed Woody was sneaking out of someone’s purse.  🙂


The Snack Thief!

Aha!  Woody was trying to steal some Goldfish crackers!  He almost had it, too.


Underexposed:  Aliens

Peyton is giving Ali a piggyback ride, but with the wide angle lens and the low perspective of the shot, they look like aliens in this underexposed shot.  Love it.


The Bright Sun = High Contrast Shadows & Overexposure Fun

It was especially sunny yesterday, so we avoided the direct light for most of the shoot because it was too harsh for portraits.

When we did head into the bright sun, however, we were able to get some fun, creative shots.


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