I don’t have kids myself, however, I have 12 nephews and nieces and we had a small family reunion and 83% of the kids were there so it was a great chance to create some children portraits and family photos. Some of the kids weren’t very cooperative. There were quite a few tears from little Lukey. However, we were pressed for time so we photographed anyway and his tears will be part of the family photo album for years to come.
We used the barn again, and you can see that we photographed during bright afternoon. It isn’t my favorite time of the day to photograph, however, we were able to make it work with my lighting. We did some photographs in the shade which help. It’s best to photograph when there are longer shadows and we are closer to sunset or sunrise. Evenings and mornings can be magical. Although, mornings with children aren’t as magical as you’d think.
Some of the family is from Arizona, so we photographed them as a unit. The Illinois family had their photo shoot the week before. If you follow that link, you can see the different an evening shoot looks like.
And Joel & Co. have always enjoyed the upside down kid photograph. The kids are just fine, no one gets injured. Although, some of them may be too big for the trick in a year or two.
We then photographed the kids in their respective units. Someone once commented to my sister, “we found your family website!” They were referring to this website, because I feature them so much!
Luke is still in tears for this photo. He really wanted his mom’s comfort. All the kids are sweethearts.
At the very end we had the goats, but some of the children were done with the photos. They tire or get bored and cranky. That is why you start with the big group photo first!