Because I am the family photographer, I am expected to also plan everything about the shoot. I had just a few weeks before planned the outfits, location, and everything else for MY family shoot, so I felt drained. I picked out this color scheme (used one from the link on my sidebar). I suggested everyone plan ahead of time to bring their outfits. That part worked out well!
Another test shot–I just think these are funny:)We had church in the morning and scheduling around naps, 1pm was the only time to go. Unfortunately, that’s probably the worst time of day for perfect light. But I figured we could just make do.
The only other spot in this area with open shade was next to another little pier around steps. I thought it would work well for the big group shot, and it did. I just wish there weren’t the steps in all the individual shots.
I then grabbed shots of my older brother and his family. Ryan is 2 years older than me, and his wife is 10 days younger than me. Since I didn’t grow up with a sister, she was my first one. I just love her. Too bad they live on the east coast. They used to live in Puerto Rico, and when we all met there, I got some cool shots. But I plan to go east this summer and capture the scenery there.
Then my youngest brother, Kirk, and his wife. They are expecting their first little one, and we just found out it’s a girl. SO excited for them! I think Rachel’s eyes look awesome with that blue dress!
I wish I had more time to take more of each of them, but it was crazy. I love being with my family, I am grateful for all of them.
And a few funny ones….
I asked my brother Russell to snap a few of us so that my mom could group them all together on her wall. My little fam wasn’t too thrilled about the idea. I requested full length. He took a few and I said we were done. Looked at them–not full length. And called the troops back in. I just like to see the whole scenery head to toe.
There. We are documented.