I got pretty excited about our family photoshoot this past spring/summer.
I spent loads of time thinking about outfits, accessories, composition, set-ups, color schemes, dos and don'ts. Sometimes I had a hard time going to sleep at night, because I was thinking about it so much.
I had to drag a few of us along to get AS excited as me, or at least just a little more excited than they seemed to be.
The family portrait almost didn't happen because of a few health scares, but literally 10 hours before the originally scheduled time, we were back on. The stars aligned, rashes dissappeared and the ironing board was humming as every item pf clothing got a once-over.
The setting was the beautiful Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL. We ran into a few other folks with photographic aspirations that morning, only we started at 8, so we had most of the park to ourselves for our session.
After 2 hours of photos, most of our clan was satisfied with the experience. Maybe even more then satisfied, I would say they ENJOYED it.
I have not seen a single frame from the day, but often I judge a picture by how I felt when it was taken, and so I know these are going to be amazing.
Here's some behind-the-scenes from the point n shoot:
Our set-ups included grandbabies, individual families, the original 6 (4 kids, 2 parents), sisters, siblings, and of course a jumping pose! I was holding Lolly for the jumps, so not sure I got too much height, but I am sure my bro and sis made up for it. I think I spotted Jason practicing some cheerleader splayed kicks in preparation for that set-up, so my hopes are high, even if my jumps weren't.