We had family photos taken during our Kelsch/Wilhelm Family Reunion. I found and hired a photographer to do a big family photo shoot with the entire clan. We first went to a grassy meadow backdrop but that didn’t last long because Brandon kind of freaked out. We got a few big group shots and then some smaller family shots before heading over to the lake. The little kids seemed to do much better by the lake. Madeline did have a small melt down moment but in the end, we were able to get some good family photos of the big group and some with our smaller family. It was really great to not have the pressure to pose everyone for a big group shot. In hindsight, I think I could have done just as good of a job if not better than the photographer. Sometimes it is just nice giving the reigns to someone else.
I took our family photos again this year and although the location I picked was really pretty it turned out to be difficult to take a family group shot there. The weather was warm enough for the end of October but it was really windy which was not ideal. I did my best to capture our family and there were a few decent shots but these were definitely not my favorite photos of our family. By the time I got to the individual shots I was losing light. I never did get a great photo of Madeline but I was able to capture the older kids perfectly. The reality is I was just glad to get the photos done even if they weren't perfect!