Normally when I do family portraits it's no more then a family of 5. In this case there were about 13 people! The occasion was for this session was an 80th birthday party for Cathy's dad Bernie.
The portraits took place at the Vahalla Inn inside the Fireside Room off the main lobby. We decided to do all the group and couple shots right in front of the fireplace which made for a nice setting. Once we finished off all the groupings we made our way to the courtyard for a few outdoor shots.
It was an overcast day with a bit of sun peaking through so it was almost perfect weather. After finding some shade, we took some beautiful photos. My favourite of the entire day was the very last one of Bernie. I got him to lean against the tree and look away from the camera. Suffice it to say he looked pretty cool. Thanks to Cathy for inviting me to spend an hour with her and the family. I know the 'whole' family wasn't there but I hope these photos will bring a bit of happiness to those that couldn't make it.