I had the honor of photographing this lovely family that I have known for the past 8 years. Since the start of my relationship with Michael (far left in these first few photos), I've grown to know his family and consider them a second family.
For years, Larry (Dad) has been requesting me to take a family photo, but with busy adult schedules, it was never easy to narrow down a day. Finally with my Mother's Day Portrait Special, Laura reached out to me to get photos of the family for her Mother. I was so excited that we finally found the perfect day to get everyone together during the Memorial Day weekend. Taking these photos, I wanted to make sure to capture the entire Sawyer Family, Mom, Dad, Michael, Laura and Laura's husband Dave, but also capture moments with each of them together. I am so happy with the way they turned out.
I made a point to give a little attention to Momma Dawn, besides my own mother, she is truly one of the most giving people I've ever met. I was so excited to take these photos for her. My favorite photo of the day is the one where she is surrounded by her husband and children, she is the only person looking at the camera; you can see how much they love her and she deserves it!
Please enjoy a few of my favorites from this special Portrait Session at Chestnut Ridge in Orchard Park, NY.