As someone who comes from a relatively small family, I love being provided the opportunity to photograph large families. I love watching how they interact, how the parents watch over their large brood, how everyone plays with the youngest members of the family, and seeing the love surrounding them. Not too mention, I love being able to capture a moment in time; a family portrait that will be treasured for years to come.
I’ve known this family since I was 7 years old; over 20 years. Thanks to Facebook, Sharon & I reconnected a few years back, and we’ve met to do pictures a few times since then. When she emailed me to see if I would be interested in doing a session to celebrate her mom’s 60th birthday, I was thrilled. Their mom, and their entire family, is the epitome of strength and resiliency. They are an incredible bunch of human beings.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not want to cooperate the day of our session. It was cold & grey with the threat of rain all day. Luckily, the rain held off, but the cold did not. Apparently, Mother Nature did not get the memo that it was May, and it should have been closer to 70 degrees, as opposed to 50. We made the best of it. The one positive? The spring colors they all wore popped with the cloudy weather. And thankfully, there was one beautiful magnolia tree blooming, that we camped out in front of.
In the end, it was wonderful to spend time with this family. They are truly incredible people, and I loved being able to take these family pictures for them.