If you live near me and you know the Hoopes family, you know what awesome people they are. My kids know these kids from school and love getting together to play. I was thrilled that after the birth of their 8th child they would call me to do their family portraits. It was a beautiful fall day with pretty leaves and a great sky. They picked some great colors to coordinate - brown, blue, orange, and white.
For the most part all of the kids were happy and eager to participate. I won't lie, a couple of them got emotional from time to time, but that's pretty par for the course when it comes to family pictures. They just wouldn't be legit without a little drama, right! :) Seriously though, these guys were a fun bunch to photograph! The image image at the top of the post is the one they chose to hang in their home. I had my lab print and mount a great big 30x40" print - last I heard they haven't framed it yet, but I can't wait to see it!
Here are a few more pictures from their family session, including a sampling of some of the individual kids.