November 2, 2012

Chicago (Extended) Family Portraits

I’ve worked with Sarah, Craig, and their sweet son, Frankie, for several years. They are one of the dear families that I’ve photographed many, many times. We originally scheduled a shoot with just the three of them, but then we decided to add in more family! You know what they say: the more, the merrier. 🙂

Well, that’s usually true, anyway. However, when that “more” includes a few little ones, things can get a little… interesting.

Luckily, all of these adults were wonderfully helpful and patient. Patience is SO important when photographing little ones. So, because the grown-ups were willing to help, we got some lovely photos (despite the wind, the cold, the tears, and the crackers).

What three people in this photo are thinking: “Just take the picture before he cries.” What one is thinking: “This is a pretty tasty cracker.”

Love this guy. Can you believe I photographed him when he was just an itty bitty babe?

When all else fails, throw stuff!

Parents deserve some camera time, too!

And grandparents (who are about to celebrate their 40th)!