One of my favorite things to shoot is when an extended family gets all together. There is just such a dynamic energy involved when you get a whole family together, especially this family, what fun they were. There was a lot of good natured banter and teasing throughout our shoot which made it so easy to get some natural shots. I always try to make sure that I get all of the different combinations. In this case, I made sure to get some of the whole entire family, the matriarch with her grandchildren, and her 4 sons and one of all of the adult members of the family.
It was such a fantastic day for portraits, the sky added so much depth and dimension. I never mind a cloudy day and this cloudy day was even better than most. We took the pictures at the family home down the Cape and what a fantastic location it was. It is not an exaggeration to say that it had it all, a jetty, beach grass, porches, it was this photographer's dream location. We made sure to get pictures of each family, both with parents and without. And what a gorgeous bunch they are!
I also like to make sure that I get a bunch of different candid combinations. Down below are the pictures where I focused on the "girls". Talk about making my job easy, they were so cooperative and each one is even prettier than the next!
Meanwhile in these my focus was on the "boys". By the way, does anyone else feel like they should be in a Vineyard Vine catalog?? So handsome!!
Kids are so busy these days with activities that it is hard to get them all together, especially when the age gap is as wide as it is with this group but it is so important to make getting together a priority. I am really lucky that all of the Farleys made a photo shoot a priority and that I got an opportunity to work with them for the occasion. Lucky because they were awesome subjects and lucky because the day was so much fun!! There really is nothing like a bunch of cousins getting together, it is such a special bond. And if you are lucky enough to get them all together, make sure to get some pictures of it, and if possible, include the grandparents!! Think about it, what better gift for a grandparent than a picture with all of the grandchildren?? Priceless!!
Thank to all of the members of the Farley family for being such great sports, and incredible subjects! It was a pleasure and an honor to be a part of your photo shoot, it was wonderful to be a part of it. I wish you all the best of luck, and many more happy gatherings together. Thank you again!!