Little Cousins

This family wanted to get some updated pictures of all the kiddos... FIVE kids in all, to be exact. They knew it would be somewhat of a challenge to wrangle them all into submission, especially with their ages ranging from 10 months to 5 years. But I love a good challenge. 

With that many children involved, what better place to head to than a park? We decided on Huntington Central Park for this shoot, and with its sprawling grassy areas, tree clusters and wilderness walk area, it was the perfect place to capture a variety of backgrounds and allow the kids to wander a bit. 

Success!

I LOVE capturing photos of people in their natural element, and kids are no different. I simply followed them around in different areas, asking them to pose for me as little as possible. What you get with this method can sometimes be magical... children captured as they really are, rather than wearing that "camera smile" that every child seems to develop around the age of 2. 
Here are a few of my favorites from the day: 

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