This following weekend provided some pretty good weather so it was perfect timing to do a family portrait session with Shannon and her wonderful family. We were originally supposed to have them done at their home but some last minute scheduling led us to do the tree farm instead, and in the morning instead of the afternoon. As long as I still got to photograph them, I didn't mind the shift in location and timing. In the end, the Tree Farm provided the perfect backdrop for an early morning session. I think the kids had a great time as well.
Usually for an hour session, I take the family in a loop around the trail. Stopping here and there and walking at a nice easy pace ends up allowing for enough time to get a good amount of photos in. The challenge I find, is coming away with too many photos and narrowing them down!
Right off the bat, I could tell that everyone was going to be super easy to work with. All the kids were great models and even offered up some suggestions for spots to stop and take some pictures. I ended up using some of those suggestions as well. It was all a very natural and go with the flow kind of shoot. It's such a treat when I am able to photograph a family that is so easy going and willing to pretty much do anything I suggest.
Just before we finished up, I had promised earlier to let the kids do a funny face, and that is exactly what the did. It was fitting end to a spontaneous and fun session.