August seems to be the month for travel & family get-togethers.
Since moving to Oak Park about 10 years ago, we travel back to Texas at least twice a year: during the holiday season & in August. It's during our August visit that we get to see many family members that aren't always around during the holidays.
August is also the time when I get the most requests for extended family sessions. Coincidence? Maybe...but...probably not.
I love being able to photograph large families: cousins, grandparents with grandkids, grown siblings and their partners, etc., but since I am usually out of town in August, I typically have to refer these lovely families to other photographers.
Occasionally, the stars align for me...
We returned from Texas on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, I headed to Garfield Park Conservatory to spend some time with an awesome family of 13 (parents, grandparents, siblings, partners, cousins...).
I say it all the time, but I'll say it again: I love my job.
It was a lovely day, with a beautiful family...