Barfield // Effingham, IL Family Pictures

It’s been a while since I’ve been out to Lake Sara for pictures, in fact I think it’s just about been a year now, and last time I was there, the entrances were flooded because we were getting record inches in rainfall. Fortunately, that was not the case on this day. It was a warm spring day and the trees were finally starting to bud. It was perfect for family pictures. The sun was shining and it made for some pretty incredible light for the Barfield’s family pictures. Usually with family pictures, I like to put the family close together whether they are smiling at me or interacting with each other. We did do those, of course, but in between poses, the three of them separated with a little gap in between each one, it looked pretty awesome because as they were standing there waiting for me to set up the next pose, each of them was standing in a way that showed off their own personality, I loved it. So my next pose was just that, exactly what they were doing and it ended up being one of my favorite images from the session.