When I was contacted for this session, I knew it would be a challenge: five little kiddos age 4 and under with the goal being a portrait of them all together, looking at the camera. I’m not one to typically shy away from a challenge, so I said “Let’s go for it”. While this session may have been better described as an event, it was so much fun and very rewarding. What’s better than arriving to a session and having to ring the doorbell twice because the piano “music” was so loud I wasn’t heard on the first ring? And being greeted with squeals of “TONYA’s here!” and receiving a gigantic running hug?
This type of
event session requires careful orchestration and a little bit of luck…side note to Mother Nature: my famous homemade oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chip cookies are in the mail. Thank you for not raining on us! Everything was perfectly planned: I picked out the clothing (see image below), beefed up my bag of tricks and we accomplished our goal. We captured a portrait with all five children looking at the camera. I repeat, we captured a portrait of all five children looking at the camera. Now I can’t show the portrait here…that will have to wait until after the gallery is complete. But you can enjoy a sneak peek!
Here are the outfits we selected from Janie and Jack. This was part of the planning which started back in February.
little big guy was seriously on the go!
A super smile and a parasol.
The sweet sibling shot.
And finally, the gorgeous grandparents.