Wadsworth family portraits: A lively crew

Posted: July 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Wadsworth famiy portraits - Windowsill Photography

When I head out for a family photo shoot, I hope to not only deliver some memorable pictures (of course), but also to have a bit of fun during our hour together. As you can see, we didn’t have any problem having fun during this recent Wadsworth family portrait shoot.

With the grandparents, three siblings and their spouses, and nine grandkids, this group of 17 total was a joy to hang out with at Hubbard Valley Park in Seville. Anytime you get this many people together for one shoot, the risk of complications can run rather high. After all, lots of people can lead to lots of stress and conflict, but aside from one or two minor hiccups with some of the kiddos, everything went smoothly and — bonus — the threatening skies held off just long enough for us to get our hour in.

Here are some of the favorites from our afternoon together. Be sure to check us out on Facebook to follow everything we’re doing at Windowsill Photography!

Wadsworth famiy portraits - Windowsill Photography

Wadsworth famiy portraits - Windowsill Photography

Wadsworth famiy portraits - Windowsill Photography

Wadsworth famiy portraits - Windowsill Photography

Wadsworth famiy portraits - Windowsill Photography

Wadsworth famiy portraits - Windowsill Photography

Wadsworth famiy portraits - Windowsill Photography

Wadsworth famiy portraits - Windowsill Photography


Evan is in charge

Posted: November 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Family, Little Ones, Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

I’ve learned so much in the 18 months since we launched Windowsill Photography, from all sorts of technical skills and photography techniques to how to work with clients to give them exactly what they want. I was reminded of another lesson a couple weeks ago when I headed to Hinckley Lake with Evan and his Mom and Dad for a photo shoot. I had a plan of the various places around the lake that I wanted to use during the shoot, but when we met up at the spot where I had planned to end our session, Evan was happy and smiling and ready to go. So rather than wasting that opportunity by moving to the location I had chosen in my prep time, I pulled out the camera knowing that Evan was in charge.

An hour or so later, I was relieved. Evan wasn’t happy when we finally moved to my original starting point, so Mom and Dad really had to work to get some of the smiles he was happily giving me when I first arrived. Shortly after that, the skies opened up and the shoot was cut short by a few minutes. If I had stubbornly stuck to my plan, the day may have been a disaster. Instead, we had a great time because we let Evan run the show, and we wound up with a great final gallery. Here are a few of my favorites.