Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day: Extended Family Session

Just a little over a week ago I had the privilege of taking photos of a whole extended family together. I took Shaun along as my second shoot since it was the most people I've worked with at one time, and we had a blast. 

Zach was the one who pulled the whole thing together, and when he first contacted me a few months ago we came up with this totally customized package for them. This shoot was to be a mother's day gift  for all the mom's represented in the four generations we have together in these images. We met at Zach's 1860's farm house and took photos under these huge old pines, on the side lawn, and on the porch of the old stone house. 

What I love most about this is seeing how it all began with his grandma and her three daughters. Add in spouses and then seven grandchildren, their significant others, and five great grand children and you have quite a legacy. Family is such a beautiful thing, it was so fun to see them all laughing, interacting, busting on each other and smiling together. 

We started with a photo of all of them together.

Then we broke it down and took family photos for each daughter, and eventually each of the grandkids. We started with Zandra's family, her two daughters Jessica and Morgan and her four grandbabies, Skyy, Makalie, Ella and Christopher. 

We took some of Morgan, Mike and Christopher next. Her son is only two months old and he did fabulous through the whole time we were there taking pictures. 

Next we took some of Jessica, Josh, Skyy, Makalie and Ella.

Her daughters are just beautiful.

Most of my shots from the day were more formal/posed photos, but I couldn't resist sharing this more candid image of Ella. Love how she's holding onto her big sister's necklace. Such sweet innocence.

Next up was Karen's family. Her three daughters Mandy, Alyssa and Autumn and her grandson Gavin (plus grandbaby to be; Alyssa's expecting) 

Just love the one below of Karen & Gavin.

Three sisters + baby on the way. :)

Alyssa, Eric and baby to be.

Mandy, Juan and Gavin.

Autumn & her boyfriend.

And last but not least, the Workman family, Rhonda, Goldy, Zach and Josh. 

The boys and their mama.

Rhonda wanted to take some less posed more candid photos too :)

Josh and his girlfriend Jamie.

Their puppy Jingo joined us for some :)

And we got a few of Zach and his yorkie, Titan, too :)

Then we took some of all the grandkids and great grandkids with their granny. 

Then just the grandkids.

Then just the great grandkids.

And then a few of just the great grandkids together.

Christopher started giving his mama the sweetest little smiles, so I had to share that too :)

We finished up with Zandra, Karen and Rhonda and their mama together. 

Three sisters. 

I can't thank you all enough for trusting me with these photos, I had so much fun meeting all of you. I hope these are treasured memories for you all for years to come. Thank you again for asking me to be your photographer, and a big thanks to Zach for setting this all up. 

To everyone else reading this, Vintage Rd. Photography will now be offering this "extended family" package in addition to our standard package for those of you interested. Stay posted for the details coming on our facebook page later this week :)

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