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I have been scheduling a lot of extended family portrait sessions lately, and I love it. Although they are slightly different from a lifestyle family session, since they have a little more “posing” and elements of traditional portraiture, I just love seeing families together. It’ s such a gift to have heirloom portraits of the entire family. And after doing some of these great sessions, I am starting to think about extended family portraits for my own family, too!

Here are a few of my favorites from a recent session:)

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I photographed Lu’s sister a few years ago for her First Holy Communion, so I was honored to photograph Lu this year for her First Communion- a big deal when your in 2nd grade! My childhood portraits were probably not that nice, since I hated wearing dresses, especially fancy ones. But not this happy girl! She is (obviously) so we sweet and so adorable and rocks her gorgeous dress. I loved hanging out and identifying all the insects during our photoshoot a few weeks ago:) Here are a few of my favorite shots from her collection:




So yes, I am just now ( in late February) sharing these gorgeous family photos from November. One positive aspect of my blogging procrastination is that as I sit here in the dark, cold rainy February afternoon, and I see these photographs, I can almost feel that warm sunshine and those sweet, smiling faces.  Taking an hour out of their busy life, without phones and distractions and just running around, being silly and having fun with the people they love the most. And I get to not only experience it with them, but also document it for them. dad_with_smilling_kidshappy_family_in_the_grasskids_laughing_and_running_in_the_parkkids_lifestyle_portraitskids_portraits_in_the_parklittle_girl_with_stuffed_animalsmilling_kids_portaitsmom_laughing_with_daughter