Going back a ways, I did some portraits for a friend’s extended family. It was such a fun shoot, none of the kids were babies (who I adore taking photos of), but it was a good reminder of why you should have family photos made even when you kids are bigger and don’t need rattles near the camera to make them smile. Because they still change so much. Because they will never be that age again (and maybe that awkward again, although not in the case of these cuties). Because when you grow up it is so much fun to have a record of yourself at lots of different ages. Because you will love the photos forever.
I met this family and was privileged to shoot their session as a part of a wedding party gift. One of my friends gave these sittings as thank you presents to her bridesmaids and groomsmen. How smart is that? I bet it is better than 90% of the wedding party gifts that you have ever received.
And as a bonus I got to have fun with a bunch of different families. They decided to switch some of their photos to black and white, so here are the remastered versions of their really beautiful children: