A Monumental Birthday Session
We met up with the Louie family at our Event Core Studio Space on a Saturday morning. Doreen was running the show, and introduced us to the eighteen members of the family we would be photographing. Despite the large number of people, the shoot ran incredibly smoothly. The children, the youngest of whom was only 6, were happy, patient, and excited to be there.
The family session was set up to celebrate the matriarch Kathy’s 80th birthday, and she was joined by her children Anna, Connie, Doreen, Carl, and Shelley, and their respective spouses Glyn, Colin, Sandi, and Brian. Grandchildren Christa, Carley, Drew, Isabelle, Jordan, Isabelle, Jordan, Bradley, Brenden, and Sydney rounded out the family group.
It was a relatively warm day outside, so while we were shooting, we cycled through the groups, so they had the opportunity to spend some time in the sun. The Louie family was a lot of fun and kept things light throughout the session. Carl, especially, was the joker of the group and had everyone laughing. Kathy was a trooper, sitting through a huge number of seating arrangements and poses. She was the birthday girl after all! There were several pieces of furniture set up in the space, so we took full advantage of them and rotated families around, changing up the orientations and alternating between those sitting and those standing. We used a simple lighting scheme to keep things quick and easy, and because the family had coordinated wardrobe, we had a great colour scheme going!
Our goal of the session was to capture the essence of the close-knit Louie family. They interacted together naturally in front of the camera, and it was clear that there is lots of love in the group.
After the two-hour session, we had captured a great set of photos to celebrate the monumental birthday. We hope they enjoy their photos as much as we enjoyed taking them!
View the Online Gallery
An online gallery of all their images is available for the next 30 days. From the online gallery you are able to favourite images, order prints and share the gallery with your family and friends. The gallery can be accessed via the link below and you can contact Doreen and Colin directly for their secure password.
We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph the Campbell family and we look forward to capturing more of their memories in the future.
Images by Calgary Family Photographers JM Photography © 2017
Some of my Favourite Photos from the Louie’s Session
The Campbell Family Session Details
Date | 8.19.17
The Louie Family (Doreen & Colin)
Family Photo Location | Event Core
Photos by Dan MacDonald
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