The Wilson family won our summer contest by coming up with the fun idea of having a family slip and slide / shaving cream fight : )
After some scheduling difficulties, we finally got the chance to get together with them and we had a riot!!
One of the goals of this contest was to be able to do a fun shoot and create images that will be treasured as a fun memory. So many portrait shoots are traditional and tame and…boring and part of our goals as photographers is to step out of the box and create/capture energy and fun as opposed to just taking stagnant posed pictures where everyone is wearing jeans and white shirts. These pictures do NOT show off the perfect pose, the perfect smiles, the perfect lighting, etc. etc. That’s good!! They’re not supposed to…instead, they show off fun and laughter and they are REAL. This is the Wilson family having fun together and we are so blessed to have been a part of this!! In twenty years from now, it will be really fun for the boys to be able to look at these pictures and remember how much fun they had and to be able to see their parents laughing hysterically on the slip and slide. Likewise, Dave and Ann will be able to look at these pics and see the boys laughing as they tackle one another. What a great day!!
I hope that when we have grown kids, we will be able to play together as a family and laugh hysterically with each other.
Here are a few favorites:
Below is their slideshow that shows off some of the favorite photos. Press the play button once it comes up (fast internet connection required):