I’ve been looking forward to this family photography session for over a month now. When I first learned this was going to be a MultiGeneration family photo shoot I was ecstatic. I come from a large family, with five siblings and dozens of cousins. I LOVE big families and I love it, even more, when they all come together as adults for family photography sessions. It seems as though once our children are grown, getting real family portraits stops when really, they should never stop. So I was thrilled for this opportunity to photograph them. Especially because I found out that Kia is currently serving in the United States Military and doesn’t get to come home often. This is something I understand all too well as my husband is also currently serving in the military.
Meeting Kia and her family felt really similar to my own family and I instantly felt at home among the organized chaos. Both Kia and I admit that our families are loud, boisterous and have no problems taking each other to task. Even though she is technically the baby of the family she definitely ran the show and it was hilarious to watch her round up each of the family members for me as we progressed through the photo list. Because this was the first time the family had been together in so long, it was important to me – and Kia- to get the group shot but also to make sure that each of the families was documented individually for her mom’s wall.
We wound up shooting for nearly an hour and a half until past sunset and I truly had the best time. And can I just say how amazing they did coordinating their outfits? Making sure that 16 people look cohesive is no easy task but they did an awesome job.
Multi-Generation Family Photography Session at Hanna Park, Jacksonville FL