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Mona & Co. |  An Extended Family Portrait

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Mona & Co. | An Extended Family Portrait

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Normally, I try to keep the number of extended family sessions I do to an absolute minimum. They tend to be very difficult to coordinate, lots of stress for Grandma ( who is nearly always the one who has hired me) and full of crying babies. 

 

 

I have to say, this session has made me rethink my policy. Mona came to me after seeing the portraits I've been making of her grand daughter, Ruby, and I agreed to help plan and execute a family portrait with a 'timeless' quality.  

 

 

 

We spent weeks planning clothing ( another blog post altogether!!), location, and logistics. I spent the same time also wracking my brain for a way to make these images that was more intense and exciting than the standard white polos and jeans party.  

Day of, we had 5 kids and 5 adults and RAIN. I was so worried but miraculously, the rain cleared about 10 minutes before our session and the clouds gave us a wonderful dramatic effect.  We got all our formal set ups done and in between, I spent time trying to really capture the connections and personalities of each family member. 

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2015- In Review

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2015- In Review

This is not an exhaustive or complete review of the nearly 50 some sessions I got the chance to do this year; if it was, well, I'd be here all night telling you about them.

My first session of the year: January 2, 2015 Ruby Blair's newborn

My last session of the year: December 31, 2015 Ruby Blair's one year

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I met some amazing moms, some spectacular fathers and truly wonderful children this year. I saw families grow and change, I saw the wonder of birth and the bittersweet joy of the first birthday. I saw a mom facing a serious illness and I saw a dad meeting his twins in the NICU. I saw dads impossibly, desperately in love with their wives and children and moms who, despite the struggle of exhaustion and the pain of breastfeeding, falling head over heels in love with their babies. 

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The familes that let me into their hearts and showed me their true selves.

The familes that let me into their hearts and showed me their true selves.

The fathers I met; adoring their children, wondering at their fatherhood.

The fathers I met; adoring their children, wondering at their fatherhood.

Motherhood; tremulous,joyful and shockingly wonderful.

Motherhood; tremulous,joyful and shockingly wonderful.

Grandmothering...enough distance to enjoy your motherhood all over again. 

Grandmothering...enough distance to enjoy your motherhood all over again. 

Cousins that I had the pleasure of meeting and seeing their new and growing bonds.

Cousins that I had the pleasure of meeting and seeing their new and growing bonds.

and of course, my personal project the Spirit Animal series. Magic in my heart and magic in the prints. 

and of course, my personal project the Spirit Animal series. Magic in my heart and magic in the prints. 

 

I saw you all and you made my year perfect and whole.

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Thank you.


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