Neal // Altamont, IL Family Pictures

Family sessions with little kids are so much fun, and it hit me the other day that I enjoy them so much because they are very much like weddings; unpredictable and always keeping me on my toes. After a weekend of family sessions we had kids that were running all over, kids that were quiet but smiled great for every picture, kids that did not want to participate at all, and just about any other emotion you can think of, we saw it. Then, there was the Neal family. Their kid was full of smiles!! There were even times I wasn’t taking pictures that he would look at me and yell out “cheeeeeeeesse.” It was hilarious, but it made for some pretty awesome pictures. The best part was, I didn’t ask or tell him to say cheese or anything, I would just direct them into a pose and ask them to look at me and smile and he would yell out the biggest cheese you could imagine. I loved it! On top of that, the lighting was working with us like crazy too, so as a photographer I was going crazy with how great this family looked in pictures, as well as the scenery and lighting that was happening around them!