When I’m asked to do an extended family portrait, I say yes on one condition. That either before or after we do the quick group photos, the family allows me to spend some time making pictures while they just do what they normally do at their family gatherings. Those are the kind of pictures that excite me, and that I’m better at. In those situations, I honestly feel like I’m collecting treasures. It has become one of my very favorite things to photograph.
Here is the Schierman family, founders and owners of the beloved Louisberg Cidermill. Three daughters, each one with their own family now. This get together was also reason to celebrate 2 of the grandkids turning one. I just love this family. I love their laid back looseness, their conversations around the patio table, the way they graze and eat at their own time instead of one big sit down dinner. Thank you so much for letting me in!
If you’re interested in booking a similar session for your family, here is another family dinner to look at…