Porch portraits with Karen’s family

by DaniGirl on July 2, 2012 · 2 comments

in Mothership Photography

Going in to the portrait session with Karen and her family, I had mixed emotions. First, I was excited, because Karen and I had been having fun with our correspondence, and I was excited to meet her. She’s a hilariously loquacious blogger, and told me she only coerced her husband into the photo shoot by telling him I was a good ole Manotick girl, because he grew up here.

But on the other hand, I was scared. I think I’m pretty good wrangling little kids for portraits, largely from my daily experience wrangling three rambunctious boys. But Karen? Has (whispers) teenagers. I was pretty sure going in that my deep repertoire of knock-knock jokes and “who has the smelliest farts in YOUR family” tactics were going to tank with teenagers. And then our scheduled session got rained out. It poured! So I had an extra week to stew in my anxiousness.

I needn’t have worried. These? Are some of the sweetest, most photogenic teenagers one could ever hope to meet.


K family 4

The kids were great, and Karen and Scott were hilarious. It was one of those sessions that just fly by. Every idea I proposed, they ran with it – they got down in the grass, they played with the frame, they even sat on my wagon.


They were rockstars!

K family 2

And they were ridiculously photogenic. When Karen showed up in orange Chucks, I knew I had a friend for life.

K family 3

I should just give you the password to their proof gallery, because there’s not a shot I took that day that I didn’t love. This was a terrificly fun day, and I am no longer scared of teenagers. Well, at least, not other people’s teenagers. šŸ˜‰

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1 Karen July 3, 2012 at 10:30 am

Aww! It was so cool meeting you too, Dani! The kids are still talking about rolling around over the septic PMPL! Thank you for not mentioning how idiotic Henry was about kissing his sister in the first shot you tried to set up. I was so humiliated! I did a lot of threatening under my breath through gritted teeth. Then, of course, the dreaded lecture on the way home about how they’ll only have each other after we’re dead and they’d better damned well find a way to get along now. Overboard? Of course! That’s me all over LOL!

2 Parent Club July 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I love that photo frame shot. You are so talented Danielle!

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