This is my beautiful cousin’s family. Sadly they have moved far, far way and I don’t get to see them as much as I would like to. I love my cousins. I have a huge, happy, noisy, wonderful family and I love that I have a boatload of cousins and that my kids have that too. April and her family were only in town for a short visit and there was really only one day that worked for them to have their family pictures taken. I knew April liked a classic outdoor green look so I suggested Memory Grove in Salt Lake City UT. My style of shooting for families is natural light and I like to start about a half hour before sunset but due to scheduling conflicts of mine we had to start earlier. I knew that Memory Grove had this lovely pathway that is in open shade earlier in the afternoon. I love to shoot in open shade! We had the lighting that I wanted and the outside green that April likes. I also love how the color of the wall breaks up all the green and adds a note of warmth. I love the curved lines of the wall and sidewalk for my composition.
Sidenote: Speaking of family, as I am typing this post I have been making banana muffins from my Grandma Wood’s recipe. Man, that woman was an amazing cook. I am in heaven… I’m going to eat three!