Now that it’s over, I’m going to admit something… I was super nervous for this session. Not necessarily about the session itself, but that all the logistics worked out. You see, this was an extended family session. I have done a couple of those this year and find that I really enjoy them… there are a mess of people, they are a bit chaotic and go by extremely quickly but they are also full of love and laughter and good times… all things that make for wonderful images.
Okay, I digressed there… but am getting back on track. I was nervous because we had one family coming from the Cleveland area, one family from the Dayton area and then one from the Mansfield area. And we only had this one weekend to do the session, with really no other available weekends this calendar year. Well really, one evening the rest of this calendar year. Weather.com was definitely a site I visited several times a day, everyday that week. I know the daughter of this family did the same. And wouldn’t you know it… the night of the planned session was dreary and 24 mph winds. Wind and long hair do not mix (and dreary isn’t so fun either). But this family was great…even though they hadn’t packed for it, they decided to all have an impromptu sleepover and do the session early the next morning, when the weather was looking much better.
And it was much better. So much better that I’d consider it almost perfect. And definitely worth the wait because where the sun rose was in such a great location for the shoot.
To make it an even better session, this one was one of those that I cannot wait to get home and upload my photos… I may have even sneaked a peak or two on my way home… because I knew the images were going to be that good and that this was going to be one of my favorite sessions from 2013. And I wasn’t disappointed.
But then it is easy to have a great session when everyone is as good looking and fun loving as this family…
Plus, I would like to give a great shout out to the daughter of this family for her coordinating of outfits. It is hard in a large group but she did a great job! The family looked great together and great for this location. I loved how she sent texts and emails to me about outfit ideas… such a great way to ensure the outfit selection works (plus, I love helping people plan their wardrobes for sessions… so it’s an added bonus for me :)).
I just love how you can feel the love with this whole, large extended family!
Thank you all for rearranging your schedules at the very last minute… it was so worth it :). Thanks for having so many great ideas for the session. Thanks for working so hard to make sure everyone was so coordinated. Thanks for allowing your kids to just be their normal selves around me… including telling some pretty funny jokes. Thank you for allowing me the honor of capturing such a special milestone in your family’s history. Thank you, thank you, thank you.. I truly had no reason to be nervous!!
Can’t wait for you all to see the rest!! xoxo