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McL Family :: Family & Child Photographer, Grande Prairie

The McL family has been patiently waiting for a preview. As I was deciding which to post for this peek from the session, I got carried away because I wanted to share lots of them. So I’ve shaved down my selections, reducing the numbers to just a few teasers.

It was a really hot day but we had some nice open shade in much of their backyard. K obviously has a great interest and talent in gardening. She had a gigantic red begonia that would be the envy of any gardener, strawberries nearly ripe and ready for eating, a pond, and some interesting ornamental plants that I hadn’t seen before. My entire time with this family was so enjoyable. Of course, I always love photographing children and sure enjoyed the intelligent and interesting B and his sister S, who loves cars and posing.

B may look serious in this first image, but he’ll easily shift from serious to giggles, as you’ll see below where he’s playing with his dad.


Little S also seems to enjoy Sweet Williams, or does that far away look mean she’s thinking of cars, I wonder.

Or maybe she was thinking of sharing the flowers with her mom.

Thank you so much K and C for inviting me to your home and getting to spend some relaxing time with your family. I really enjoyed getting to know your children and being a shadow in your backyard. I have some lovely images to share with you very soon.

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Toni - July 12, 2010 - 9:10 am

Lovely photos of the family and their children, Diane. I’m sure they will be very pleased.

sherri - July 12, 2010 - 9:02 pm

What a fine collection of memories.

Kenny Howse - July 14, 2010 - 6:55 am

Some really good work here, thank you for this blog, I’ve only recently started my own child portrait photography business and am always on the look out for best practise, hints, tips & techniques.

Marcie - July 14, 2010 - 7:05 am

Such sweet images. Looks like a wonderful family!!!