All because two people fell in love...
This photoshoot was months in the making! I was contacted last year by Jim and Danielle, asking if we could arrange a family photoshoot as a gift to their parents. As a wife and a mother to 3 busy daughters, I know how hard it is to find time that we will all be available as a family - I can only imagine the difficulty involved in choosing a date and time that 32 family members (some driving in from as far away as Pittsburgh) would all be able to get together for a photoshoot! Well, we did it! We found a spring afternoon that would work for everyone! ...And then, Mother Nature decided to throw a hurricane into our plans and we had to reschedule!
Two seasons later, we were finally able to chisel out some time in all of our busy schedules and create these images. Thank you, everyone, for traveling near and far... and for sacrificing watching the Eagles/Steelers game that afternoon. I hope these portraits are cherished by your family for years to come, and I am honored that you asked me to capture these for you.
And thank you, Forry Family, for staying behind afterwards for a quick family session. It was an honor getting to know everyone, and sharing smiles and laughs with you.
Big thanks to my incredible husband for assisting me! It's not easy to get 32 people into place for a large group shot, but he made it seem effortless. (Also - I LOVE how everyone was able to coordinate their outfits for this session! Great job, everyone!!)
I hope you enjoy some of these photos that captured four generations of the Sheipe Family.