I may have underestimated Laura when she said multiple times, "my crazy family". I knew there were 6 boys between the ages of one and six, but with my experience acting like an insane person to make kids smile while the parents and grandparents are available to help wrangle, I thought it would be another breeze of a shoot. We had the perfect location, but our lovely cool morning quickly changed to a 95 degree day with no clouds in sight... or maybe it was all the running I was doing that made it feel 95.
I think I've mentioned it before - if we work together, I'm going to sweat through the entire session no matter what. I don't stop moving. Up, down, running ahead, running behind, trying to time background walkers, tickling babies while also getting 5 other children and six adults inframe and smiling. All the while, the adults are surely wondering, "What did we get ourselves into here and who is this insane person sneezing with a feather..." But it works, and by the end of our shoot, the boys had enough and I caught a hilarious moment with Grandma and Grandpa before calling it a day.
We ALL were exhausted after the shoot, but the images and fun we had will live on forever and I can't wait to play with this crazy bunch again soon!
Enjoy your preview, you have a TON more coming your way soon!