My first family portrait session of the day last Sunday took me out to Bradford, New Hampshire. The Cole family wanted their photos taken in their beautiful yard which offered a large grass area, a pond, nice bushes, and a meadow for settings and backgrounds.
With a toddler and two dogs, the fun challenge with this shoot was getting everyone’s attention at the same time. I love kids and animals (and a challenge), so I enjoy shoots like this. Little Darren took some convincing to smile since she didn’t look to be too sure about this strange guy with all this equipment interrupting the lovely Sunday morning. I coaxed some smiles out of her, though, when I had her Mr. Bear help me take photos. Mr. Bear did a pretty good job with the photos.
After awhile, the dogs settled down some and we were able to get at least a few good shots with the whole family as well as plenty more with the human part of the family.