There’s something a bit magical about photographing a family of five. The parents are outnumbered and the dynamics and unique personalities of the children make for the funnest sessions. It’s funny how I can see patterns with families – when I photograph a family with one child it is usually a quiet affair. The attention is completely focused on that boy or girl, and they always soak it up. With two children, parents are still trying to gain some control of the situation – much like they did when they just had the one. (I can say this with authority, being a momma of two). Typically there is one child we try to “wrangle” and one that is easy-peasy. But with three kiddos??? Oh, now that’s fun! Most of the time the parents have given up. And, ha, not at all in a bad way!! They stop trying to control the chaos of managing the kiddos and just relish the “is what it is” approach. And IT WORKS! As a photographer, that is my dream! The magic happens in all of the silly giggles, stinky toots, and unexpected reactions.
This sweet family of five was no exception. We did a quick “petite” session and was able to get tons of beautiful shots – some smiling at the camera ones and many candid shots (what I personally adore!).