Renee Whiting Photography-Santa Cruz, CA Photographer » Santa Cruz, CA Newborn and Child Photographer

The B Family, All of Them!~Santa Cruz Portrait Photographer

First scheduled appointment, it rains!…….Cancelled!  No problem, except that some of the family lives out of town and two of the girls are in college and it’s Christmas week. Ok, not a biggie, we schedule for two days after Christmas. Well, guess what, we wake up in the morning and it is WET! We chatted and decided to go for it! Well, about an hour later I arrive at their house for the session and we gather everyone up, all 15 of them, and guess what?  Rain? Nope, BRIGHT BRIGHT sunshine! You know the really bright kind that you get right after the rain? The kind where you need to squint to see? Yep, bright sun and a family of 15! Oh my gosh, I feel like my sessions are never textbook. Oh well, you do what you gotta do!

We make it through the large family group shots, then do a fewer smaller groups! I will admit to enjoying the smaller groups a whole lot more, maybe it has to do with the fact that we found a little shady area in the backyard that was perfect!

We did a few somewhat traditional group shots, but this is my favorite! I think it shows everyone’s personalities and I just love the smiles on their faces and the way they are checking each other out! I should mention that when you spread out a family of 15, you aren’t going to crop it to 8×10, a number of my shots are 10×30’s. I think they’re kinda fun and if this was my family I’d order this in a canvas!

When I told them all to line up in age family order, then hold hands and walk towards me, I do believe they thought I was sort of nuts! Oh well, it’s who I am!


Here are the four separate families:

And my very favorite of the day, aren’t they adorable??

  • Laura Hull - January 15, 2010 - 9:04 pm

    Renee, these are awesome!!! The whole family shot is my kinda photo (LOVE IT) I am sure they will be enchanted with them all…ReplyCancel

  • Petra - January 16, 2010 - 5:24 am

    What a beuatiful family…I just LOVE that last shot!ReplyCancel

  • Britt Anderson - January 16, 2010 - 10:58 am

    I love that last one too…way to rock the bright sunshine :)ReplyCancel

  • carrianne - January 16, 2010 - 1:49 pm

    these are really beautiful…I love the last one!! Such a loving couple!ReplyCancel

  • Amber Debyah - January 16, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Hope you had a wonderful time at imaging!!! I LOVE the large family group shot, that must have been fun! I have the hardest time posing large groups, you did so great with these!!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - January 16, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    I love the long one with everyone!! And that last one is awesome! You rocked it even with lots of non textbook stuff going on :)ReplyCancel

  • Becky - January 16, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    These are GREAT Renee! What a fabulous family and how lucky they were to have YOU to capture the generations.ReplyCancel

  • Schona Kessler - January 17, 2010 - 4:51 am

    Wow now that is a big group! You rocked it though. Love that last shot looks like they both have great personalities.ReplyCancel

  • Tyjuana Hill-Smith - January 17, 2010 - 9:49 am

    What a great family pic! Your favorite is my favorite too…looks like such a fun, loving couple!ReplyCancel

  • Jules - January 19, 2010 - 6:27 pm

    my favorite is that last capture! such fun and such love! beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - January 19, 2010 - 6:41 pm

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME.. LOVE the walking shot!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Lund - January 22, 2010 - 4:34 am

    Love the family pictures! You did an awesome job.ReplyCancel

  • Jeannette Chirinos G - January 22, 2010 - 11:13 am

    renee I love the first picture, very cute pic, all of them togeher…
    nice familyReplyCancel

  • Amber Wiseman - January 23, 2010 - 11:13 am

    These family shots are great. Good job working with such a large group. I especially love that last shot…what smiles they have!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Renckly - January 29, 2010 - 8:01 pm

    I just adore seeing pictures of couples that have been together through the years and till look in love!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte Stringer - February 24, 2010 - 6:34 am

    Girl! Those are good!! Way to go girl! I love how you were able to shoot in the sun!ReplyCancel

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