My family doesn't take enough pictures of the whole clan and everytime I capture a "whole clan" picture I think..."we need to do this more often". Everyone changes and new family members come about and there are so many excuses to wait a little longer to get that shot. I love that this summer I have had several extended family sessions. In the past I have hesitated because the larger group means more posed in order to get everyone in the picture. The amazing thing...the family's that are finding me to do their whole clan still want the natural and candid moments. The imperfect of not everyone smiling or looking actually make for the perfect captures.... Because when you all get together...when is it ever not chaotic.
So this family picked to hang out in Grandma and Grandpa's backyard. Let the kids lead the way, since they are all under the age of 3. We got a little of everything and a little of everyone. Some everyone smiling. But also some relaxed time where Grandpa had the boys help fill the birdfeeders and Grandma had them help water the flowers. They were troopers to meet early before the sun was high and the light was so pretty and the temps were just perfect. The dew covered grass didn't keep this crew from enjoying some barefoot backyard moments filled with laughter and love. Here are a whole bunch of my favorites!
Can't even handle how every session becomes my new favorite. And so thankful for all the people who are hiring me to capture moments. Fall is booking up fast. Weekend dates are almost full. Don't wait!