My associates Janette and Sarah photographed Joanna and Alain’s wedding many years ago. Now, they have two little girls and I was honoured to be able to do their family portraits this fall.  We did them at James Gardens, which has become one of my favourite locations recently, since it has so many great natural backgrounds, fantastic light and it has not been too crowded.  This photo session also involved Joanna’s brother’s family and her parents. I love when families get organized and get together for family portrait sessions, since it is really nice to have photos with grandparents and cousins in addition to siblings and parents.

These are all the grandchildren.

5 adorable kids at James Gardens

This is the entire extended family.  Family portraits look so much better when everyone wears similar colours.

Extended Family at James Gardens

Armstrong family on the left and Miron family on the right.  I love it when babies laugh for photos!

Armstrong and Miron Families at James Gardens

Looks like these sisters will grow up to be fantastic friends. The baby was always smiling at her big sister.

Family of 4 at James Gardens

We got the little one engaged by having her play with leaves.  It was her first time doing that and once she got the hang of throwing them in the air, she had a great time!

Family of 5

Happy grandparents.

Grandparents with 5 kids

Another photo with the whole family.

Family in Forest at James Gardens

We saw an ice cream truck before the photo session began and they were promised treats afterwards if it was still there and they cooperated.

Boy with slushie

Girls eating a slushie

She tried to get the baby to taste the slushie, but the baby was not interested at all, (which is of course, probably a good thing)!

Little kids eating slushies

Thanks for having me photograph your beautiful family, Joanna and Alain!  It was really great meeting everyone and seeing many of you again.