Usually when I'm asked to photograph a family, it's a family with younger children. I pack my bag with smarties, and get ready to use all of my "tricks" to try and get the little ones to smile for their family pictures. But once in awhile, I get to photograph families with older children. I know families with older children don't get their photos done every year because their kids don't change as fast as those little kid years, however it is STILL SO IMPORTANT to capture your family as it is, even when you have those teenagers who aren't super willing to do a photo shoot on a Friday or Saturday night. I know these kids weren't super excited for their shoot, but there were such good sports. We still laughed and had fun playing into their personalities a bit :) They also made it so easy on me since I didn't have to play "Peek a boo", or get them to say silly sayings; Although I did have to use "don't you smile" on Dad (j/k Mike!) Check out some pics from their session ;)
How fun is this photo? It's their "signature family pose". Yes, this family has personality! :)
We also did a short senior session for this guy. Such a natural!