A Happy Mother’s Day Gift of a Family Photoshoot

Samantha and her boys

Samantha and her boys

I was so honored to be chosen to photograph this wonderful family for a Mother’s Day Gift for mom, Samantha. Her oldest son had a brief leave from the Marines and she wanted some pictures with the whole family while he was home with them.

Ferrand Family 5

Some moments with the Ferrands

Some moments with the Ferrands

They are a fun loving family.  Sam had asked me if I could add the family dog into some of their photos, if he behaved.  I was game, but as soon as I arrived the dog jumped into the small garden pool and began digging furiously, covering himself with water and mud.  At that point, we decided that the dog would probably have to be left out of the family photos. He had other ideas and came out of the pool in the middle of our shoot and began to shake himself off…sending water and mud flying.  If I hadn’t been trying to protect my camera, I would have taken photos of this event because it was pretty funny.

Ferrand Family 2

You will note that the younger son changed out of his white shirt, which probably took the brunt of the energetic and very happy dog’s shaking.  However, he looked great in the blue shirt.

Samantha, at times, could not keep the tears from falling as we took various photos switching family members in and out of the frame.

Ferrand Family 3

Mom and boys acting like boys

Mom and boys acting like boys

All in all, it was a great time and I got to know a little bit about this wonderful family.

Some outtakes

Some outtakes

We also included Samantha (Mom) with each of the family members.  Very touching for me to see the interaction between these loving family members.

Samantha and Mike Ferrand

Samantha and her husband, Mike

Sam and Josef Ferrand

Sam and her very handsome youngest son

And a big thank you to the young Marine for his service. We pray for his safety and return safely to his family.

Samantha and Private Ferrand

Samantha and her oldest son, a proud Marine

And, I end this photo shoot with a shot of the men in Samantha’s life.  Happy Mother’s Day, Sam, and thank you for your family’s service and sacrifice for the freedoms this country holds dear.

The Men

The Men

I hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.  Thank you so much to Sam, Mike and her beautiful young men.

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  • May 5, 2015 - 11:22 pm

    Keli Gwyn - What wonderful shots of a wonderful family!

  • May 6, 2015 - 4:59 am

    Karen Schmautz - Thank you, Keli.

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