Sometimes you have a family that you just connect with instantly. I knew right away after meeting the extended Classen family at their families’ ranch in New Braunfels that their group would be a blast to work with. Big group family sessions are often hectic because when you get that many people together (especially with young kids), it’s hard to maintain focus and still get natural looking smiles. This was not the case with the Classens! I truly had a great time working with the whole family. We walked around on their beautiful property and were even blessed with a few moments of sun after a mostly overcast and rainy day. Scroll down to see a sampling of the images we captured.
Little Rain Boots
Last December while scrolling through one of Zulily’s sales, I had the idea to do something with six different colored rain boots using my kids, nieces and nephews on my side of the family. The primary benefit of living out in the country is that we have a lot of wide open space to run around —and, it’s especially beautiful in the spring when the wildflowers come up and the grass reemerges bright green. So for this session, I just wanted to get the kiddos out in the flowers and utilize the light to our advantage.
The Michalak’s had extended family in town from Chicago over the Thanksgiving break so we took the opportunity to get the siblings and cousins together for some group shots. We lucked out with no rain that morning and The Landa Library in San Antonio was a great location for this session. The playground onsite is also a nice distraction for the kiddos when they needed a quick break between photos.
Wilson Extended Family
The Wilson’s property was a beautiful backdrop for their extended family photos this fall — and the carriage was the perfect way to organize a large group. For a somewhat windy morning, the kids did great and we got some sweet expressions.