Ever since we shot her sister’s wedding a couple of years ago, we’ve been trying to schedule a family session with Lisa.
Things get complicated fast when you’re planning to get together and you live in different states! But alas, the time came for Lisa and Jeff’s family photo session!
We met up in the LA area (Lisa and Jeff drove from Northern CA and Scottie and I came from Phoenix) at Griffith park for a day o’ picture time fun!
Once we finally found each other (Griffith Park is REALLY big), we first got re-introduced to their 3 boys…
…and their little stuffed animal friend “Puppy Breath” who kept trying to sneak his way into pictures…
… then we picked up our cameras and began shooting away!
We had bouts of family playtime…
…intermixed with a few moments where we were the bossy photographers and made them look at the camera and smile…
…and then we’d go back to playtime!
We had some wrestling adventures…
… some karate time….
… and then back to the “sit and smile for the camera” shots!
Aside from trying to sneak Puppy breath into our shots in a”Where’s Waldo” fashion, the boys had another prop they were itching to use, and that was their very cool hats!
They were so excited about their hats, so we made sure to try to get a bunch of pictures with them on!
Griffith Park has some huge beautiful trees so we took full advantage of them and made them a prop/background for these pictures.
It’s always more fun for kids when they get to play on the “furniture” we use for pictures!
After the tree time, we headed over to the playground to get a few shots of the kids just being kids.
Of course as it goes when you arrive at a playground, the kids were off in the blink of an eye and Scottie and I were left with our old people legs trying to catch up to them!
We caught them a few times… at least just enough to get the shots we wanted!
Thanks to the Cooper family so SO much for traveling down to meet us for your family session! We loved getting to hang out with you once again! I really hope you guys enjoyed your little vacay and that you enjoy the pictures that resulted from it even more!
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