We recently participated in a fundraiser for our church’s youth group to help raise money for a mission trip they will be taking this summer. They’re headed to Ensenada, Mexico to help at a YWAM base for the second year in a row. We offered mini sessions to families and donated money to the trip.
We had two families take us up on this deal – the Ryan family and the Fraher family – both were awesome, but very different families!
The Ryan family has older kids – middle school and high school age. It was so fun to watch their interactions together and hear some about their lives. They just moved to MA in the last year from the west coast. They are a silly bunch, that’s for sure – we laughed a lot with these folks.
The Fraher family has 2 young girls – both super-cute! Rhiannon again did a lot of silly things to get them looking at the camera as David shot that day. We’re convinced the key to working with young kids in a photo shoot is to keep things moving quickly so they don’t get too bored. Another good trick is to let them pick a pose, then you pick a pose, etc.
Mom and dad were great sports too in this shoot – willing to do anything to get the girls into it. They did silly walks, funny faces, and asked silly questions too. Again, we really enjoyed laughing and playing with the Fraher family!