Extended family portraits at the farm

by DaniGirl on October 1, 2013 · 1 comment

in Mothership Photography

Back in July, I received the kind of invitation that set my imagination on fire: an extended family including out of town relatives would be gathering on the family farm just outside of Ottawa, and they wanted photographs of each family, the grandparents and the grandkids together. There would be horses, tractors, gardens, tireswings, hay, barns and a gorgeous old Chevy truck as props and backdrops. I think I might have made a little squee sound when I read it. (Ironically I almost lost the booking because Facebook was being fickle with its messages – if you send me a note through Facebook and I don’t respond, please try again!!)

And as amazing as all that sounds, when I actually met the family out at the farm that perfect summer afternoon, it was the sheer loveliness of the extended family and their kindness that made this one of my most memorable photo shoots ever. Spectacular setting, warm and photogenic family and the beauty of a late summer afternoon? I bet you can see why I have been so excited to share a little sneak peek of our session with you!

portraits of kids on the farm in summer near Ottawa

I could rave on for paragraphs about this photo session. Everything seemed to be working for us that day. I loved how they brought a few ideas of the kind of shots they wanted but were also totally open to suggestions I offered as well. And let me tell you, after nearly two hours of wandering the farm and posing from creek to barn to gardens and back, those kids showed patience with me and my camera that I wish my own kids had! ;)

photographs of extended family outdoors at the farm

This was one of my favourite photo sessions of the summer. By the time we were done I wanted this sweet family to either adopt me or at least let me spend another week trailing after them with my camera, taking photos of all the interesting bits of the farm we didn’t get a chance to explore.

You think it’s too late for me to consider a career as a hobby farmer? ;)


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1 Sarah McCormack October 2, 2013 at 6:33 am

Beautiful setting… beautiful family….. beautiful photos!!!

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