I volunteered some time as an auction item for the United Way auction we were having at work. I had offered up a portrait session with two or three 8x10 prints and one of my co-workers won the auction. I have to admit that I was a bit surprised when he said he wanted a family portrait session. I thought I'd be doing a one on one.
Finally, weather and schedules collided this weekend and I did my first ever family photo and I really enjoyed it. The Slade's were an awesome family to photograph as they did their best just to let me do my thing while they simply enjoyed each other's company.
I realized I have a lot to learn in this particular world as photographing kids was not something I'd had much practice with and they really just don't stand still for very long and they are not necessarily the best at taking direction so you have to take your shots when you can get 'em. Also, I had a few technical issues which I have noticed that I will work towards fixing on my next outing.
Overall, it was an excellent experience and I can't wait to do it again.