Last week I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet family. They're a family of four right now, but number five will be along soon! My friend Heather has been doing portraits for them, but she's taking time off to take care of her own sweet baby. She's been kind enough to pass some of her business on to me, and I couldn't be more thrilled! I love working with families. It's hard to get younger kids to look at you, much less smile, but I think it's easier when the parents are there holding onto them.
We wandered around downtown for about an hour to get these shots. I enjoy shooting there because I can usually try something totally different and still use some areas that I know work well. I can also get some green in there at places like the courthouse, so it's not all "urban" looking.
The two on the stone floor were in a new-to-me area. It's the side of a church that I use the front of all the time. The boys wandered over there, and I thought it would be fun to climb onto the tiny ledge and shoot from above. I'm kind of terrified of heights, so shooting up there was quite a challenge. I also told the boys they had to be 18 years old before they could climb up high like that. haha! I was trying to make up for setting a bad example!
That last one was Allison's idea, and Jeremy picked the backdrop. I think it turned out cute! They have such a sweet family, and I had so much fun photographing them. I hope I get to do more family stuff in the future, because it's becoming my favorite type of portraiture to do.