I was very excited earlier this fall when Anne contacted me about taking a family picture over Thanksgiving. Anne was one of my seniors last year and one of my all-time favorites. By the way, when I told my daughter that, she said, "Do you really think that you should have favorites?" Umm, no, probably not but I also shouldn't have favorite children and I do that as well (and she isn't one of them, just kidding, I don't have favorites, they all drive me equally crazy!) Anyway back to the Callahan family, the first thing that they asked when we met was to recreate a picture from the past. Well to be honest, the very first thing that happened is that Anne's mother, Jane, told me how very excited she was about this. I can believe it because it would make me very happy and excited as well!! So if you are looking for a present for your mom, chances are, she would love a family picture!! Anyway I am sure that you all know how much I loved the idea of recreating a picture, anything that makes a photo session more meaningful makes my heart sing. I also figured that it was a quick way to set the mood so we took care of that right away (plus I wanted to make sure that had ample opportunity to get it right). I figured that you all would love to see the original too so after I got home, I asked them to send it to me so that I could show it here as well. Oh, too bad this wasn't Tuesday, what a wonderful Transformation Tuesday!
After we got that in the bag, we got some other combinations, like just Mom and Dad and one of the 4 girls as well as more family ones in different spots.
They were such troopers, it was pretty chilly that morning and there was a little bit of snow on the ground and on some of the benches and tables. At one point, I jokingly told them to stop breathing because I could see a cloud of breath. Well, at least I hope that I was joking, I do have a tendency to take my photography pretty seriously at times (they didn't listen to me thankfully)! They also brought towels to wipe things off (I really do work with the best people!). At one point, though, I asked them to sit but we had left the towels a good distance away and didn't really want to go back and get them. It didn't faze them though, they just sat anyway (seriously, nothing but the best for me).
We got another one of just Mom and Dad, a couple more of the 4 girls and then one of all the girls and we were just about ready to call it a day!
Mom and Dad went back to the car while the girls and I went to collect all the stuff that we had left around the park. We left a trail that would have made Hansel and Gretel proud, I'll tell you, While we were doing this, I asked the girls if they wanted to take any "fun/silly" pictures, they are awesome so they did, of course!.
Thank you Callahan family for choosing me to capture your family, it was an honor and a pleasure. Now that I have met all of you, I can see where Anne gets her awesomeness and why she is one of my all-time favorites (and now I will have to add your family as one of my favorites too, I wonder what my daughter will have to say about that!) ! I wish you much joy and happiness this Christmas season. Please click here if you would like to see the rest of the Callahan's pictures.