Bringing a family together

First of all, I want to give credit to Donna.  She was determined to get her family together for photographs and she pulled it off!  I can’t imagine how many phone calls and how many “I have to wear what?” she had to endure, but the end result was a magical and rain-free (someone was praying hard!) photo shoot.  I included quite a few photos to not leave anyone out, but also to show that when I shoot a family like this, I photograph the whole group, but also individual groups in many combinations.

Bringing a family together

This is Donna and her family.  Donna chose a park called Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, NJ.  It has a beautiful garden area – actually a 9/11 memorial that has interesting stone walls, benches and flowers still showing color.  Below are individual images of the family.

Bringing a family together

Bringing a family together

Bringing a family together

This is Donna’s brother Rich and his family.  Again, individual photos below.  Is Rich the middle child??  Just a thought…

Bringing a family together

Bringing a family together

And here is an outtake – tell us how you really feel Rich!

Bringing a family together

This is Donna’s brother John and his family again with individual images.  Another successful dog photo!  The second in a few days.  Tell me….is this dog smiling?

Bringing a family together

Bringing a family together

 Bringing a family together

OK – we finally get to Mom and Dad.  The people responsible for the whole gang. 

Bringing a family together

And finally – all together for the grand photo.  Something they can point to years from now and remember that day they dressed in white – took off their shoes and had their photo taken.

Bringing a family together

 Just for fun, we took the kids out into the park and did a little running around.  At first I thought this image would be great if I took Rich out.  Then I decided that the joy on his face helped make the photo what it was.  Just fun.  Summer fun.

Bringing a family together