I get this phone call in early December from Rebecca who is hoping to get a Maine lifestyle portrait session done of her family while her cousin is in town during the holidays. After we chat for a bit she asks me if I also shoot weddings and after a few bits of investigative work, she tells me that I look super familiar and that she believes I shot her wedding a few years back while assisting another photographer. I remembered their wedding and photographing them in front of this little pond and how beautiful the light was and how absolutely fun she and Ben were! I was really excited to see them and the whole family again… with some new members and some who had grown significantly since the last time I saw them.
Is it just me or does he have some really strange looking toes? ;-)
What do you do when you have two little girls who won’t look at the camera at the same time. Nothing? Orrrrr…. have their dad hang them upside-down until they agree to your terms… Look at the terror on their faces! 😛
This was the silliest bunch of grown children that I had encountered at a family session! One of them had flown in from California for the holidays and the poor, lonely soul of a man on the end has endured some 30 years on the planet with his sister and three female cousins throughout his entire life. He was a good sport while they squished him further on the couch and wrestled for a comfy spot together. He simply shrugged and said, “This is nothing compared to some of the other stuff they’ve put me through when we were younger.” Sir, I have no doubt. My brother is the one boy of MANY girls (between me and all five female cousins) on our father’s side so for him it was dolls or bust… and whatever else we could get him to agree to.
This is the cutest, most quintessential New England home, the two sections having been built in two different centuries and has so much character and beauty.
First grandbabies always get extra snuggles because there isn’t anyone to compete with. Lucky dude. Lucky grandma.
Rebecca’s dad – the most regal father of the land…
And, when everyone was “over” the excitement of having their portrait captured, Rebecca and her two sisters decided that they wanted to do their version of an awkward family photo and snuggle up on the toboggan for a group photo together…
… and fall over and roll down the hill in the snow a few times and then convince their dad to pull them up the hill.
I had a great time photographing the “K” family and I could’ve hung out with them all day if given the opportunity. They were a lot of fun, super easy to work with, and they are one of those families that you just walk in and feel like you are a part of the gang from the get-go. I loved all the jokes and the singing! I hope that I have the opportunity to capture more of their lives together in the future and here’s hoping to an amazing 2017 for all of them!