Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wagon Trail Adventure with the Knight Family!

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What can I say the Knight family was quite the production... to get 70 People to the Knight farm by 6:30 AM on Saturday (which by the way I was so proud of everyone for getting there on time or close to.) Not to mention looking forward, both eyes open, good expressions, and looking 20 pounds lighter. ;) To say that we just took a quick snap shot and didn't plan that would be so wrong.

We had multiple consultations. First on the phone to talk about details etc., Then a mass email explaining clothing, pricing etc., Then a Go-See a couple months before to see the location, discuss time and lighting. Because the family was having their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration that same day and because all 70 people would be here then we had to do this in the morning. A few days before the session I went out to look in the morning to see what the shaded area was doing at 6:45AM (just in time for breakfast) and see how long this shade was going to be good for 5 buggies and 70 people. Then the day before The Knight family got the Buggies out of the barns and dusted off.... looking their best! Then I went out again!! to arrange the Buggies just so and creating benches with hay bails. I also at the last second created this map.

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Numbering each smaller families in the order of birth. I couldn't believe how awesome that was. So quick to get people where they needed to be approx. and just make some small changes. Not to mention we did do this portrait in three different sections. The left side, center and right side. Then piecing them together to get good quality to see every face ever so clearly. So YEAH did I mention it was a production? It was a great experience and the Knight family is wonderful to work with. Thank you Knight family for letting us create this family portrait your whole family will cherish for many years to come!!!

The Original 14!!!


Blogger Melissa & family said...

WOW Annette, that is amazing! I love the family portrait, and I have already heard great reviews from the Knights on the portrait day! Awesome! I will be passing your name on!.........from Melissa

June 16, 2009 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Knight Family said...

It's us that should be thanking you! You made US look good! It was a once in a lifetime experience! Thanks a million!

June 17, 2009 at 12:04 AM  
Blogger Knight Family said...

Annette, It's US that should be thanking you! You made us look good and so much patience. Thanks again.

June 17, 2009 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Knight Family said...

You are so talented, and you worked so hard to get everything captured perfectly! I was hesitant about the stage coach idea (you should've heard what mom wanted to dress us in originally, hehe!) but I think the pictures all looked AWESOME. I haven't heard of anyone who wasn't pleased with any of their families pictures or the big one. Great job Annette!

June 17, 2009 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger Mikaela said...

btw, the last post was from me...I didn't realize I was logged in as my mom! ;)

June 17, 2009 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Jane Clark said...

That picture is magnificient! It should be published and everyone does look at least 20 lbs. lighter! :) I have been checking your blog everyday to see them since I knew you were taking the portrait. You are awesome Annette! And I have to say Grandpa Knight looks so cute in his leather vest!

June 17, 2009 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger sunlover76 said...

Boy, what a testament to your talent! If you can do this, you can do anything in the family-photography world!! I'm a distant Stoker relative and wasn't there for the actual photo shoot, but nonetheless very impressed by your work and the fact that you gathered 70 people together for multiple pictures. I'll be passing on your blog link to my family so they can see your work and maybe use you in the future (we only have 30). The pics look awesome. Bravo!!

June 17, 2009 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Awesome picture! It gives me hope to get my 14 grandchildren and us all in one shot- looking at least half that good! Now to get all 14 in the same state... I hope I don't have to wait for my 50th.

July 17, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

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