Back in June I photographed Abby when she was 7 months pregnant. After having Isaac she contacted me for a family photo shoot. I was excited to capture this special time in her family’s life. When she asked if we could do them at her father’s 48 acre farm in October, I was even more excited. The leaves were changing to their brilliant fall colors and a family farm sounded like a perfect location for this shoot. When I arrived the farm was everything I expected with a beautiful lake set against a state park. After meeting her family I scouted out the property for the best spots to take photos. On this particular day it was 70 and sunny. A beautiful October day.
While the rest of the family was getting dressed for their part of the shoot, we set off to capture Abby and her family. Starting off with a few fun test shots with Jake & Eli, I knew they would be fun to work with right away. They were both hamming it up for the camera & not shy at all. After some warming up, it was time to wake up Isaac, the newest addition. At 2 months old, he is my youngest client to date. What a cutie!
After taking some photos of the 5 of them, we gave Jake & Eli a break as I focused on Abby, Jesse and Isaac. Isaac wasn’t thrilled about the photography but we went with what we had.
Now that the rest of the family was ready it was time for a few group shots.
The whole family was excellent to work with and followed my instruction beautifully. Abby wanted some photos with her dad & sister and one with all of the boys.
Boys will be boys and they seemed less than thrilled to have their photograph taken. I managed to get all 6 of the boys together with her father’s barn in the background. Relief set in when they knew they were done.
We finished up with more family photos. I noticed her father had a dock. With the beautiful fall trees in the background, I knew this would be a great location to finish up. While Abby was tending to Isaac, I had the chance to capture the boys by themselves. Both were so much fun to work with and they loved being in front of the camera.
Isaac was showing his displeasure with the scenario so when he stopped crying, I knew this was our last chance. After arranging the family on the dock I snapped a few shots. Perfect Christmas card shot.
Just when we thought we were done I noticed a moment between father and his new son. I had to take the shot. Priceless!