No photographer wants his or her subjects to look too staged, so casual and natural is always the goal for portraits. Members of the Stalling family were more than casual and natural – they were one of the most entertaining and lovable bunches we’ve ever had! On a glorious day, we captured their family photos at Wash Park, and we had so much fun!
Siblings and cousins, parents and grandparents all huddled closely and giggled with every hug and nudge. While we of course captured some traditional photos of each family with poised smiles, we are never ones to pass up a “silly picture” – or multiple! The sisters nudged and embraced each other playfully, and their cousin even joined the goofiness!
Mom and Dad were not afraid to join the fun either, and sweet smiles quickly evolved into outright laughter. Even Grandma and Grandpa proudly cuddled their family. Based on Grandma and Grandpa’s genuine smiles, it is clear where the Stalling family got its zest for life!
A Picnic in the Park
Washington Park, as it turned out, was the perfect November spot for this photoshoot! Not only does this park offer everything from playgrounds to volleyball courts to walking trails, but the expanding green lawns and hanging willow trees framed these photos so well. The family’s colorful clothing on this beautiful day only helped showcase their amiable personalities.
Wash Park is ideal in any season, and it proved particularly inviting for some family belly laughter and tickle fights. Check out Natalia’s senior portraits at this location!
Stalling family, we thoroughly enjoyed photographing your beautiful family. Your shared joy in life is contagious, and you sure reminded us that happiness can be found in the littlest of things—even in the hug of someone you love.