Meet the Valnes Family. With the addition of their FIFTH baby, they wanted an updated family photo and creative image for a holiday card. When brainstorming with Super Mom Megan, I asked her to think of something they all have in common. Her first response was humor. They are a family that loves to laugh and have fun. My personal goal was to capture Megan at the center of this family and I pictured her in red! We came up with an idea to have a “formal picnic” in the park, with a twist. When the Valnes Family showed up I could not believe my eyes. Megan and Stacey styled the whole thing with pops of red, suspenders, bowties and a antique tea set! I had 3 objectives with this shoot. Objective#1: get one “normal” shot of the whole family together. This photo was one of the last pics I shot that day. Everyone was so loose, relaxed and piled on top of each other where they are all probably the most comfortable. The sun setting behind them giving a magic warm glow was such a nice way to end the shoot.
Objective #2: get a shot of each of the kids that captured their personalities. I told the kids they could do whatever they wanted for their pic. Love when the kids are excited to be creative and make some decisions about what they want.