While at home for Christmas, I took a few photos of my nieces and nephews. One of the best things about marrying Mark was becoming part of his family – which meant gaining two nieces and two nephews; LOVE these kids!
I think it’s a great example of how almost any ‘backdrop’ will work – you don’t have to find the perfect park or building for a photoshoot (although that helps), sometimes the impromptu ones are the most fun.
The pictures were taken in their front yard which is in a busy neighborhood, so placement was key. I lowered the f-stop as low as it would go to blur the background (cloudy day made shutter speed at a low f-stop a little tricky). All in all it was great training for my photography skills – practice taking pictures of multiple kids (who don’t always like being in such close proximity to each other), practice taking pictures on a cloudy day, practice taking pictures in a busy area, and practice doing everything in 30 minutes. Main lesson learned is that when you have cute kids, a little sun, and lots of love the pictures will always turn out beautiful.