Extended family sessions used to scare me .. SO many people! Today, they are one of my favorite things to attend. There are times that I know one family really well (like this one!), and other times where I know absolutely no one. Regardless, the energy is large and I know that I am giving a cherished portrait of their family as they were at this point in time. I love doing family photos of our own family and watching it grow – being able to do this for others, is equally as exciting.
This family is beautiful. Angela (the far family on the left), contacted me a few weeks prior to ask how we could surprise her boys (and her mom), as well as the rest of the family with a pregnancy announcement. As they all stood in the very first photo, I made the announcement (while still shooting), that there was a surprise in their moms belly for them … I think we caught everyone a bit off guard lol – where they to keep looking at me, or should they look over at them … oh the confusion! What an incredible news to be able to give to this sweet family. THANK you for welcoming me into your home with open arms – for the tasty watermelon and of course, the hospitality that you all gave to me the moment I drove into the yard. THIS, right here … is the true definition of an amazing family.