I remember the facebook message inquiring about this session. It read something like, “I have 5 kids under 6 years old and 4 of them are boys. Can you take our pictures?”. As a photographer, trying to get 5 children to look at the camera at the same time is a little bit like asking a worm to do ballet. That said, I LOVE big families and I love a challenge, so I hastily said “yes” and started praying.
We did this session up at the Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, Virginia. They have this incredible rose garden there and as soon as you pull into the parking lot, the scent of flowers is overwhelming. I have done a handful of sessions there now, and it definitely ranks high in my “favorite locations” brain file. As it turned out, all my concerns were ill founded, because the Storie children were so sweet and easy to direct. It was so sweet to see how the boys interacted with their new little sister. I think it would be so awesome to grow up with 4 older brothers to have as protectors.
This session, another one of my older ones that I am going to try to keep adding to this blog, happened about 15 months ago. Since then, baby A has had her first birthday and we had a great time getting new pictures of her and her crew of warriors. I’ll have to post those soon so you can see how they have all grown and changed.
This little guy….<3 So sweet. I unashamedly took a lot of pictures of him. Those eyes.
This is what it looks like when older brothers try to make the youngest one look at the camera.
No. Head. Swaps. This really happened. First try.
Poor little mama. Her bro just had to help get that paci in her mouth.