I’ve had so many amazing clients this year, and feel so privileged that they’ve trusted me to take their family portraits, I don’t take that responsibly lightly. This Summer has been pretty brutal for me as a Mom, but I worked through a crazy summer anyway and have so many shoots to share with you. Here’s a session with an awesome family that was only together for a couple of days. We met at Wheeler Farm because
- It’s an awesome location with lots of variety
2. It was a central location for everyone in their family
3. It also happened to be close to Primary Children’s Hospital where I was staying with my son after his back surgery.
I snuck away from the hospital one evening and did this shoot, I also happened to be suffering from Mono at the time. You can’t tell from these pictures, but it got off to a rocky start. Within the first few minutes, one of the boys threw up right after I placed everyone for the big group shot. Photography is like life sometimes, you can’t let a few “road blocks” keep you from getting what you want. After a little craziness, we still got everything we needed and this grandma and grandpa will have an awesome family portrait for their wall (thanks to the tough kid who stayed for the whole shoot after throwing up). And each individual family now has their family pictures done for the year. We included couples shots during this shoot, as well as the original six kids with their parents, a grandkid shot, and grandma and grandpa shot.
I love extended family sessions. I know that makes me unique as a photographer since many photographers I know won’t take big groups. Send them all my way, because I really enjoy being able to create these type of images for families. It’s not long before pictures like this become pretty dang special, even more than they already are.
Wheeler Farm, Utah, Salt Lake City
Utah Family Photographer, SLC Family Photographer