Eliot had tried to coordinate a session with his adult children at Christmas time when they were home for the holidays from Washington D.C., but it didn't work out with my schedule, so I'm glad we were able to work it out while they were home for the long Memorial Day Weekend. I think it's important to capture family portraits no matter what your kids ages are, and this gorgeous family was so much fun to photograph.
I normally prefer sessions to be scheduled the hour before sunset, as that is the most beautiful light available. (The hour after sunrise works too, but for some reason I don't have clients jumping to book those.) But because Brandon needed to be at a Rehearsal dinner for a close friend that evening, we needed to have the session a few hours earlier than I normally prefer. That is not a big issue as long as there is plenty of shade, so we chose Thompson Station Park for the session. Harsh sunlight does not make for good portraits, so that's why sessions earlier in the day need to have lots of trees or other shade. The other challenge is avoiding patchy light that can peek through the trees and land on your subject, but with adults or older children who don't mind having to take a few steps to the left or right ever now and then to avoid the patchy light, it's not a big issue.
Even with older subjects, I find that I still prefer the silly, giggly photos. I just adore the way these brothers made their sister Danielle laugh constantly. ❤️
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