On Friday, my husband and I got to do our first “official” shoot together since deciding we are going to start our own little photo / video company in the new year. My good friend, Tara, (brown glasses, fifth picture below) hired Nick and I to capture her family. She has also given me permission to share a little background information regarding this shoot.
Her mom has Alzheimers and it’s getting worse quickly. Tara has written a beautiful post about her mom and this awful disease HERE if you are interested. The family wanted to capture both some memories as well as their mom’s spirit. I’m not going to lie – this was probably one of the harder shoots I’ve done / will have to do. Two very energetic little boys. A big family of eight (Mom, Dad, Tara & Husband, Sister Jenna & Husband & their two Boys). Trying to engage Tara and Jenna’s mom who wasn’t always sure of what was going on and tired quickly.
A lot of the shots they wanted were bigger group shots and family combinations with their mom to have as keepsakes, which I was more than delighted to be able to provide for them. However, most of the photos sampled below are from some of the smaller combinations of people and candid moments, as those are the most fun for me to shoot as a photographer, and thus those images easily become my favourites of the bunch. Enjoy 🙂