Family portrait photography in Banff National Park.
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I met Bill and his family for their family portrait session at Johnson Lake in Banff, AB. They were visiting the national park from Hudson, Ohio and were excited to be in the Canadian Rockies for a multi-generational family get together. With their adult children, their wives, husbands and 5 grandchildren it was a gathering of family to make a heart triple in size with pride and love. I hope to be so lucky one day!
Family Portrait at Johnson Lake, Banff, AB. A multi-generational family to be proud of!
Bill had the genius to hire me to capture this precious day in pictures so, armed with bubbles, bribes and much coaxing from all the parents, we were able to wrangle the 5 grandchildren and get them to cooperate with the success of a seasoned cowboy cat herder. The chaos alone makes for a great adventure!
A walk through the forest with kids is always a magical experience.
Forest fires in B.C. have been a problem in the area since early July and the smoke from the fires has covered our beautiful mountains in a cloud of haze, impeding the otherwise fabulous vistas. On the bright side, the diffusion of light from the smoke and haze makes for great portrait lighting and a somewhat surreal sunset-like glow, like in a Maxfield Parrish painting.
The B.C. forest fires have cast an ethereal glow over the mountains in the Banff National Park.
In any case, we did not let the smoke stop us all from having a good time— romping in fields of flowers, playing hide & seek in the forest, and admiring the serenity of Johnson Lake first thing in the morning. It was a day to remember.
Bill, I hope these pictures captured the joy of your vacation together and a little something of the unique personalities of your wonderful family.
It was a delight to spend the morning with you in the beautiful, albeit, smoky, Rocky Mountains.
Peaceful Johnson Lake early in the morning.
Loving cousins in wildflowers at Johnson Lake, Banff.
Grandma will have her kisses!
Family Portrait at Johnson Lake, Banff