I admit I was very nervous to photograph this session. Ben is also a photographer and the pressure to take a fellow photographers portraits was a bit nerve wracking. However, my anxiety and fears went totally unfounded as they were so fun to work with. The kids, Caleb and Allison were great: excited, and enthusiastic at following directions. Melissa did a great job in styling their session and I think I want her on staff. Ben and the whole family was open to anything I suggested. This is one of my favorite family sessions so far…

I allays begin the session with more traditional poses. This is usually when everyone is at their best and the kids are OK with sitting for a bit and the adults may still be feeling awkward in front of the camera and appreciating a bit more guidance then I give toward the end of the session.

I am a big time sucker for a grassy field (although I could have done without the deer carcass but what can you do?).

 

 

Ben and Melissa, thank you so much for asking me to take you’re families portraits. I don’t think you know just how much it meant to me! I had such a great time with your family and I love the way your session turned out despite the last-minute change of locations. I hope you give me the honor of working with you all again!

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