I’m no stranger to photographing the Welsch’s as my friendship with Dan dates back to highschool, college era for Kelly and this session marks the 3rd or 4th chance I’ve had the opportunity to capture portraits of the fam. This session came with some new challenges this time around as Morgan was hitting her full stride of toddlerhood along with Connor closely approaching his one year mark.
I came to realize that with as much planning as you put into portrait poses & timelines all of that sorta goes out the window when your photographing a young family. You really have to work around the kids’ schedule in terms of wiliness to take a photo and when that picture perfect moment window opens you better be clicking that shutter button! So when Morgan was determined to find dandelions in the park I shot Connor and when Connor was having his baby meltdown woes I sweet talked Morgan into portraits; and when all of the planets aligned at a few key moments I was fortunate enough to quickly capture some great portrait shots of the entire family. All and all the Welsch family was a lot of fun to photograph and I was happy to have the opportunity again to photograph friends.