I LOVE THIS FAMILY!
Really they are salt of the earth, sweet, friendly, and they love each other so much!
This session was just a great way to kick of summer, full of fun, laughter, and lots and lots of paint.
Really this was a blast to watch, so neat to observe family totally involved in an activity together, especially one the involves making a mess and getting dirty!
Even little brother got in on the action eventually, though in the beginning he was not a fan of the idea.
These sessions are actually really quick and go fast. I always start with some "before" pictures of the family, individual head shots and a pose of the parents and the kids. Then the fun begins, I set up the paint and give each family member a foam paint brush, some quick direction on keeping the paint in the jars (no dumping) and then get clear of the splatter zone.
They are timid at first, especially the kids, they aren't quite sure if they really really can do this. Splatter paint on each other and mom and dad! Mom and dad are usually the ones to break the ice, and start the fun. They splatter each other, and the kids and then its on. Kids start laughing, and splattering paint every where, doesn't even have to be on a family member! For this session poor little G was more interested in painting my crate than his family and was not happy to be involved in the paint fight.
Finally the entire family is really into it, the laughter is so magical, lots of giggles and belly laughs, its so much fun to paint dads jeans!
About fifteen minutes later its over, the excitement has played out and then its time for an after shot. All covered and paint and short of breath from all the fun the family crowds in for a group hug. It really seems to bring a family together and make them relaxed and just Happy. Its quite a wonderful thing to observe and photograph.
So if you and your family need a little fun incorporated into your summer family portrait session schedule you paint splatter session today!
Kandi Woessner is a momma to three, wife to one amazing man, photographer to many. She loves capturing the bitter sweetness of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Kandi lives in St. James, works in Rolla, but will travel to the surrounding areas to photograph as well.