I have a long list of “favorite things”… getting extended families together for photo sessions is high on my favorite things to photograph for MANY reasons. Here are my top reasons why you need to gather your family together for an Extended Family Photoshoot:
1. FUN: yes, it may seems stressful to you to organize 15 people for family photos but I really feel that with more people, we have a ton more fun. There are more people to help get the little ones attention or sooth an upset baby quickly! There is more energy and excitement and that can really take your session to the next level. Also, I do my best to be flexible and help everyone get a little bit of what they want out of the photoshoot!
2. MEMORIES: not only will the memory of the session last a lifetime, the photos will live on for generations (which is literally my dream, how cool is that?)
3. OPTIONS: the more people, the more opportunity to take those very special moment photos. Each grandkid with grandmom may be top on my list of photos to take when we get extended families together (see below of little CeCe and Mamie omg!)
So here you are going to see a family that is near and dear to my heart many times over. I met Gerald in 2004 while attending WCU through my (now husband) boyfriend and rocked out to his music for many many years. I also met his wife at WCU back in 2006 and she has been one my bestest girlfriends ever since. As this love story would have it, together rocking out to The New Connection and spending many late nights at my house, these two fell in love. Most recently, they welcomed a baby boy “Little Gerry” AKA Julian into their lives. Watching their family grow has been so exciting and beautiful! I’ve also had the pleasure of getting know their extended family so I was super excited to have the opportunity to bring everyone together for this special shoot at a park at Broad Run Park in Downingtown, PA! Enjoy!