When the Hatch Family approached me about doing a large extended family portrait session while all of their loved ones were visiting Tahoe for Christmas, I was quick to suggest something a little bit different. Sitting a bunch of folks in a row and snapping a few frames and leaving isn’t really my kind of gig. Instead, I suggested that I come over for a few hours while the families were all interacting and documenting the real story of their vacation: a little Christmas family photojournalism, if you will. We could get some formal group shots, but then also, I’d be available for wonderful candids. Jenny was thrilled with the idea and the family happened to be having their dinner catered by Eunice Lyle of Taste This and invited me to share in the feast. It was a wonderful way to spend my evening and I would love nothing more than to expand my portrait business into more extensive documentary sessions for families.
The photos won’t be ready for a week or so, but until then, here’s a sneak peek from the Hatch Family Christmas.