Setting up a family photography session is no doubt stressful. Setting up a multi family photography session is multi stressful. Coordinating everyone to gather at a time convenient to them (and the kids) at a location that works for everyone is just about impossible. Handling the stress of what to wear and what to do…and dealing with those family members who, well, just HATE having their photo taken also can cause frustration. Does all of this sound familiar? Hell yeah it does. (Even for me…every year I hire a photographer to do our family and I am the most stressed out of anyone…ironic isn’t it?).
i get it.
you get it.
but it in the end…the work is ALWAYS worth the effort. when we gather it is a series of beautiful moments. and it is always worthy of a professional photographer to handle the crowd and to let you relax and enjoy being part of your family. my job is the make everyone at ease and feel comfortable (with me pointing a several cameras at them). and i like to think i do it well.
this family was so fun to boss around (and i did). they loved that they were all together in one state at their mom’s house in colorado. they also loved that we were able to get the session done quickly (rain was on the horizon). and well–ok there was some red wine involved but hey nothing wrong with that!
i love these images. and i love that the family trusted me to capture them all together. the session was purchased as a gift certificate a few months ago as a birthday gift for mom. the gift of timeless portraits….i can’t think of anything more valuable.