Marshall, Jodi, Connor, Austin, & Taylor : Sycamore, IL Family Session

One of the things I love about shooting family sessions is seeing how a family interacts during the session.  I kinda like giving vague instructions like "everyone just get together!" just to see the natural outcome.  A lot of times, especially when teenagers are involved, I usually have to follow up with, "Okay, now get closer.  I mean, really close.  You have to touch each other!!"  ;) It's refreshing when I'm able to photograph a family that isn't afraid to get close.  That's how it was during my session with the Dirks family.  It was such a joy photographing them!!

I love this!  I tell them to tickle each other and they all gang up on poor Taylor!  

Jodi wanted some pictures of them praying together since it's such an important part of their family.

Jodi and Marshall wanted to do a little couple shoot as well.  I was honestly a bit nervous about posing a couple who had been married for awhile, but I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was!  Marshall and Jodi are so sweet together and made my job so easy!  (A little side note, Jodi is a photographer as well, check her stuff out here!!!)

Happy Friday!!!