Daniels family portraits at Butler Universty

August 09, 2015

Had a great time photographing the Daniels family at Butler University last week. We started the session on a little bridge near the fountain. The daughter was a little slow to warm up and couldn't seem to find her smile so I tried to make it fun and help her relax by having her twirl around in her dress and then strike a pose. That seemed to help her find her smile! Next we moved to the steps of the bell tower and got a couple of mother/daughter and daddy/daughter pics. Since it was pretty hot and sticky, we opted to drive (instead of walk) down to Holcomb Gardens for some shots around the flowers. J really let loose there, trying on her daddy's glasses and giving me all kinds of faces and antics. What a hoot! Finally we took a few pictures on the larger bridge over the river. Had to wait for another photog finishing up a senior session and dodge a few bikers, but got some great pics there too. Again, got some fun personality from J, and some nice individuals of mom and dad. One of my favorite shots of the day happened there. I was photographing mom's individual shots and looked over to see dad and daughter just hanging out together. I snapped a quick shot of them before dad saw that I had turned the camera on them, and then he broke into a grin. He was about to straighten up for a more formal look, so I quickly shouted "stay right there!" and was able to capture a truly natural moment. What a pleasure to spend an hour or so with this classy family and capture some special moments for them!

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