'Tis the Season for Family Portraits!

Last weekend I had full day of shoots trying to catch those perfect moments for Holiday cards. Below are a few of my favorite works-in-progress. 

 My wonderful niece Logan! 

My wonderful niece Logan! 

 All smiles for Mama!

All smiles for Mama!

It's always a huge challenge to capture each and every member of a young family smiling and happy all at the same time. While I tend to come close, I don't always get it. So, I like to provide my clients with pictures of their children smiling even if it's not with the whole family around. I will go all over a park attempting to find that one place or activity that will make them smile! 

 Almost got it!

Almost got it!

 Happy Baby!

Happy Baby!

And sometimes you think you nailed it but then you realize your niece has a tree growing out of her head...

 Incredible fall color. 

Incredible fall color. 

Meanwhile... same day, same park, different family, different view and lighting...

 All smiles!

All smiles!

 Beautiful in black and white. 

Beautiful in black and white. 

 Goofing around!

Goofing around!

 Sky loved to clap! 

Sky loved to clap! 

What a tiring but fun day! Lots of lessons learned. More shoots this weekend if only the weather would hold up...