More people need to have portraits taken with extended family members. I’m not going to pretend like planning a large family portrait is super easy, but I don’t think you will find one person that will say they regretted having that portrait with grandma, kids, grand-kids, and great grand-kids! I look back at some of my own extended family portraits and reminisce about those that are no longer with us, admire how much the little ones have grown, and laugh about how much hairstyles have changed.
I recently shot an extended family portrait of Sue’s family… Sue is the beautiful gal in the middle of this crazy, fun family. I had a great time photographing this diverse group in Pokagon State Park. With children ranging from newborn to teens…there was a lot of commotion and bribing to get all eyes on the camera. In the end, all of the portraits turned out beautifully. Check out their entire session.