Much love and thanks to the Messer family for allowing me to shoot their family this week. We got some amazing shots of the entire group. Many think 2 adults and 5 kids are a lot to handle but this family was super fun and super photogenic! For this shoot we went to Kraft Azalea Gardens in Winter Park, FL. Small but a beautiful park. It's free to go and it has a ton of great spots to capture your subject. Let's take a look at some of the photos we got during the session.
The first two are of the entire family and were taken during the first 10 minutes of the shoot. Kids were so happy to get their photo's taken and they loved to goof around for the camera.
After the family we took several photos of Mom and each kid and Dad and each kid. By doing this, each kid gets to have that special photo and moment with mom and dad. In large families kids sometimes feel left out of the mix, so by giving them the spotlight for a few moments you help create a lasting loving memory. Of course we also got a few of each kid along and of Mom and Dad alone.
After all the standard photos were taken, we walked around grabbed some toys and had fun. When photographing a family it is always a great idea to suggest activities that the family can do together at the end of the shoot. These activities make for great candid and documentary type photos that capture the family's true spirit. The next few shots you can see the shenanigans they got into.