5 under 4 | los angeles family photographer

When Nicole first contacted me about family photos I was excited! I'd photographed her family last year and they are just fun, good lookin' people. When Nicole then mentioned that the session was a Mother's Day gift for her mom and that there would be eleven people, I was a little nervous. But when Nicole went on to say that five of the eleven people were under the age of four, welp... lets just say I wasn't *super* looking forward to the session... hahaha. I kid. (maybe) As it turns out the session went better than I could have asked for. Nicole's mom Debbie (the subject of honor) is nothing but a whole lotta FUN. Luckily, everyone was pretty fun actually. And that is how we got through the session and ended up with some awesome photos that I hope 'Nan' will cherish for many Mother's Days to come.

Enjoy your sneak peek. :)

Attempting to get a photo of Nan with her grandkids. Didn't quite go as planned...

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los angeles family photographer

At least someone had the right idea!!!

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los angeles family photographer

Rewarding good behavior. ;)

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los angeles family photographer

It didn't take long to figure out the best photos from this sessions were going to be the candid shots.

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los angeles family photographer

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I did manage to get a few posed shots of the kids...

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thousand oaks baby photographer

Allegedly.

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thousand oaks child photographer

Beauty amidst chaos.

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los angeles child photographer

My personal fave.

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los angeles family photographer

and that one posed shot I promised...

(no tricky photoshopping, everyone really looked!)

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los angeles child photographer

Thanks again Nan & fam. You have a truly beautiful family and are more fun that should be allowed.

Happy (belated) Mother's Day.