Pam contacted me for a portrait session after I had photographed her grand-daughter Lily at Spring Meadows Academy. She wanted to have photos made with all of her children and grandchildren for Christmas. We had originally chosen an outdoor location, but then decided to move it to the Factory at Franklin because of the cold. The Factory is great because it has some outdoor locations, but then if you get cold, you can go inside for some shots to warm up.
Can I just say that I am falling in love with the color Mustard? I’ve always loved blues in my photographs, but I’ve had several clients lately who have used mustard in their wardrobe choices, and I just really love the pop of color it brings.
I’m going to be real here for a minute…groups this large are hard. Especially with so many young children. My passion has always been for candid images, but with a group this large, the sheer amount of combinations you want to try to get leaves little room for just letting the children play and capturing what happens, but I do try to fit those in anyway. Some of my favorites from this session were at the very end of our shoot when the kids were playing on the chairs in the factory.
But these adorable kids did an awesome job and were so patient. I think my absolute favorite is the photo of all of them taking a sucker break on a long bench. All my little clients know that I travel with Yummy Earth Organic Sucker in my bag, and I’ve never minded including suckers in the photos sometimes, but I kind of adore the suckers in that photo. All the kids are doing their own thing and enjoying their break…not posing at all, just staring at the ceiling or whatever. And then there is 12 year old Dahne just looking at me like “how did I get stuck with all these little kids?” LOL I guess if you know my style, it’s probably not surprising that I love that photo. What about you? What kind of photos are your favorites?