This past week I had the opportunity to photograph a family of 5 with a 7 month baby girl named Mayah, her 2 year old brother named Shehzad, and his big sister Leilah age 4. We started off in the garden area and both children went off in opposite directions, so with my experience I find I have to have a plan A, B, C, D and so on in order to pull off a successful family portrait. We started with baby Mayah and her mom and then gradually pulled in the other kids one at a time. I try to keep things going at good pace and take a lot of photos so that the kids are having fun. Once we get to the beach things tend to get a little more on the wild side so I try to make sure I captured some great photos in the garden before the beach. As you can see it all works out, some pouting but overall fun for all.