I was going to post these pictures tomorrow, but I couldn't wait. I've been excited to show my friend LL how cute these pictures are. We did this photo shoot at their house - aka "The Farm" - right before they left on a family trip. We've had a very wet summer here in Massachusetts, which has resulted in a lot of greenery. LL thought it would be fun to show the leaves in New England before they change color. And they have a beautiful home, so I was excited to shoot there. I love their front door, so we started there.
Everyone loves the Lewis family. Everyone. They love to have fun. They're always helping others. They're just a great family.
They're also willing to be silly and just have a good time.
I think this next photo is my favorite group shot of the day.
I posted a picture of C making a silly face on my other blog as an entry in the "I Heart Faces" weekly photo contest. Photography Tip: If you can't get a kid to smile naturally at you, ask them to make their silliest face. Then keep shooting when you have them switch back to smiling. It's a great way to get good smiles. This next shot of C was the one I took right after the photo I entered in the contest.
Naturally, we took shots of LL with each child, and then some pictures of all of them together. The silly face theme continued...
Loved this one I took while J was playing on the swingset. I love taking pictures of kids on swingsets and slides.
The dog was an unwilling participant in the group shots for most of the evening. But we did get a few good ones - including this one:
He was much more willing to pose for his own closeup:
I tried a lot of new things with shooting and processing on this photo shoot, and I've loved a lot of the results, including this next picture.
Fun shot with the kids and dad...
I took several pictures of LL and the Farmer on the swing. Watching them interact was such fun. The top photo is a capture of a "you had to be there" moment that would take too many words to explain, but looking at the photo just makes me laugh. And I love the look on LL's face.
And the bottom picture is just so cute I can't even stand it.
Lewis Family - Thank you so much for welcoming me at the Farm. You're a fabulous family and I hope you love the pictures.