extended family

Halberg Family

It is such an honor to photograph extended families.  Over the holidays I was contacted by a whole bunch of families to see if I could photograph their whole gang while everyone was in town celebrating together.  I think it is so important that these families make it a priority to take time out of their visit to snap some pictures together.  I come from a big family, and although we are together all the time, we hardly ever take pictures with everyone in them.  And when we do get one of those pictures, it always becomes my favorite photograph of the year.  So, I am always eager to work around everyone's schedules and fit these shoots in, even if everyone is only in town for a weekend.

The Halberg family was incredible to work with.  They kept each other laughing the whole time.  I love seeing aunts and uncles love on their nieces and nephews and this was certainly the case with this bunch.  I was exceptionally grateful for their fun interactions when it came to getting smiles out of middle school boys!  All those kiddos absolutely adored Grandma and Grandpa and were eager to cuddle up with them any chance they got. It really was an honor to be a part of their family's Thanksgiving celebration, and I hope you cherish these photographs for years to come, Halberg family!

Williams Family

One of the benefits of my job that I never could have anticipated is how it keeps me connected to people.  I get phone calls from friends and classmates that I haven’t had the chance to connect with in years.  They mention they saw my photographs somewhere on social media and we schedule a shoot.  And just like that we are wondering through the park together getting caught up. 

The Williams are one of those families.  They wanted to get together with their whole family to commemorate the birth of their first grandchild with pictures of their whole family together.  We had such a great time.  I loved watching their adult children subtly pick on each other and laugh together- it felt just like my family! Thanks for letting me capture this exciting time for your family with you, Williams!