A little trip to the state capital

We went to Richmond the day after Thanksgiving to take family portraits of Lauren's family (see the wedding slideshow below) and headed out to Byrd Park near Carytown in Richmond. What a beautiful setting for some casual family protraits. As usual, we showed up a day early to scout and found some great areas to shoot in, all withing a VERY short walk of each other...

Everyone is in this one (and Carter hasn't warmed up to us yet :-)
The Whole Family

Then we had small groups for a much tighter composition, here Carter and Kristen gave us a fabulous pose...
Kristen and Carter

We walked about 100 feet away and posed everyone on the terraces of this amphitheater to take advantage of the nice lines there (later we learned that Grandad played music at that amphitheater when he was younger)
Everyone on the stairs

Around 70 feet from there is a rock bench that we had each couple sit on for us, Daniel and Lindsey are such a cute couple!

We used the stairs there to pose all of the daughters with the parents on the stairs
The Girls with the Parents

We had to sneak this candid of Lauren while she was on the stairs with her sisters... (even squinting into the sun she's beautiful!)

Each couple got a turn on the srairs as well...

Mom and Dad got featured in this one with all the kids behind them
Parents with kids in bokeh

We took everyone to a pond nearby for shots of each couple, then Carter by himself...


Thanks for looking and I'll be updating again soon (I hope!)

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