I love a family reunion…especially when it’s a family that has trusted me to capture their most important milestones for almost 10 years!  Starting with Michelle and Nate’s wedding in (gulp) 2008, continuing with Christine and Chris’ in 2011, and of course, the awesome spunky boys of the Worcester Hafer branch.  So when they asked me to photograph their joint vacation/staycation at their lovely Worcester home, I jumped at the chance to catch up with the entire family, and meet beautiful 5 year-old Hannah!

The cousins and their parents and grandparents were ready to go when I arrived, so we started out with a round of posed family photos, before allowing the kids to run the show for a bit.  Starting on the jungle gym, which has been a favorite location for so many shoots, the three cousins climbed and jumped, and brought along their favorite stuffed friends.  Then Henry suggested we hang out at the tepee that they had erected at the top of the hill behind their home, so a bit of climbing was in order.  Once we had the kids a little tired out, I was able to spend a little time photographing their parents, grandparents, brothers, sister’s in law, and any other combination we could think of in various locations throughout the well maintained back yard.  By this time, the kids had their second wind, so we ventured out front to climb a favorite tree, play on the family’s very own fire hydrant, discover a hidden hideout underneath a Japanese maple, and scour the grass for a few earthworms, which Michelle dutifully held (#momofboys), while the boys climbed up on Nate’s back and went for an upside down ride on Uncle Chris.  With this much fun on the first day of vacation, I can only imagine how many adventures they had the rest of the week…and how exhausted their parents must be!

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits