I love photographing extended families, it is one of the most important things I do actually. Documenting a whole family is special. In my Facebook memories the other day my grandfather’s 90th birthday video came up. His great grandkids were so little and they had the chance to help him blow out the candles. Something more important happened that day though. We all when into his back yard and captured 4 generations at that time. Since then so much has changed. I am not going to go into detail now, but I will do a post about it soon:) Just know that photo is very important to our family history, so to be able to create that for other families is super special. Oh, and a couple days ago we celebrated my grandfathers 96th birthday:)
When I got the email from Katy a few months back asking if I could photograph her family at their lake house I jumped on it. It was a gift for her mother from her and her siblings, to celebrate her 60th birthday. Her mother wanted a family portrait taken.
I first met Katy and Cliff for the first time about 1 1/2 years ago, when they were expecting their first little one, we did maternity portraits. Once little Clifford arrived they came into the studio for his newborn photos. A whole year has passed and little Cliff just turned 1 while they were eon vacation, so we used as an opportunity to capture him as well.
I arrived at the lake house around 4:30 pm, which would give us plenty of light to work with after the sun went over the mountains. I photographed each family with the help of my partner Danielle Gale. We photographed the group together and then the children.. wait until you see those. Not perfect, but certainly captured a moment in time and who they are for sure.
We ended with baby Cliff smashing his Patriots cake, which he did so perfectly! It was such a fun day and so many memories were captured.
Reach out to me if you want your family captured, either on vacation or at home! I would love to hear from you.
Here are my favorites from our session. Happy birthday Irene!