Have you ever seen so many kids in your whole life? Well of course, but it’s still a lot of kids! The challenges of photographing a family with small children can abound, but for our long term client and friend Bernice, who wanted to arrange a portrait session for her mother Mary Ann, bringing all the grandkids together was a must. To make the most of the time before the kids hit an inevitable “melt down” moment, their photographer, Felipe Sanchez meticulously planned out which arrangements to put together and when.┬áThe day of the session, held on the beautiful grounds of the Fairfax Courthouse in Virginia, was a blast–and a series of fun challenges that only trying to photograph a herd of small children can bring.

Although practicality (and the attention span of a 3 year old) limited how much the group could wander around, Felipe and the family worked together like an all star team.

Check out the highlights below!