This is a close family friend of mine. I love the JOY letters on the right and they are going to use that shot for their Christmas card this year. Extended family sessions are with all the cousins and grandparents and then each family separately. I suggest families have them taken at least every 3-5 years. Grandparents love this pics!!
I catch a lot of bloopers during my sessions. I also catch some special moments between families. If you find the Facebook album of this family, the mother’s favorite shot was of her youngest son giving her a kiss. Well, his idea of a kiss was a complete open mouth kiss and I just cracked up when I saw it. She told me later she was so glad I got the shot because he already kisses like a big boy now and she wanted to remember that moment. It was funny and super sweet at the same time. See the album on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/picsphotography.
I like some “posed” photos, like the one on the right. But, I also really love the casually “posed” arrangement as well. I love having the parents together and then letting the children do their own thing. Obviously the older daughter was enjoying her freedom with her ballet type stance and the little guy was just running back and forth and lifting his shirt up and down showing me his belly. It was really funny! It is a sweet memory though for the parents to see the true age and personality of their children.
There is nothing better than a natural photo that was captured with siblings interacting and playing with one another. These two were just that. The little brother was so taken with every move his big sister made. It was so fun to watch his laughter and excitement. They were an absolutely adorable pair!
I had balloons set up for this family. I had them tied to a frame and then under my bag of props. The next minute I turned around and they were gone. I was so bummed. The local store didn’t have weights for the bottom. I will definitely know for next time that it will never work without a weight. We got some cute family ones anyway. I love the smooshy face kisses!