Every summer these snowbird grandparents come up to visit their granddaughters for a couple weeks in Sun Prairie. They’ve made it a tradition to get family portraits done while they are here. There’s a special bond between grandparents and grandchildren that I love to capture. These two girls adore their grandparents and loved to laugh with them.
We had a beautiful afternoon for the quick outdoor session with the Wolff family. It’s been 9 months since I’ve seen half of the crew for little Miss Kennedy’s newborn portraits in the studio. It was my first time meeting the rest of the family. The four kids did fantastic. As always, the candid ones with grandma and grandpa are always my favorite.
I always tell my clients to include grandparents in their family pictures whenever possible. This is one thing that’s always overlooked. We focus on our new, growing family and forget grandma and grandpa would LOVE to have pictures of their entire family. I’ve been photographing Steph’s family for 5 years. She then introduced me to her sister Kim and I’ve been their photographer since Aiden was born. I’m so, so happy we were able to get a session with the ENTIRE family (even if it was tricky with 5 kids under the age of 5).
One of my favorite things to do at sessions is include extended family. For this session we had cousins together as young as 2 months old to 6 years old. We also included grandma and grandpa. They were picture perfect on the farm.
This extended family session was one to remember. All the adult siblings were able to make it including the oldest brother from New Zealand. We had all the cousins and grandparent included. It was well worth the trip up to Shawano so I could capture these memories for this family.