Capturing the Boroughs Family

I was looking forward to a chance to document this family for a while. It was different than any other documentary session I’ve done before, in the most awesome way. I love this huge family and their amazing hearts. The dad’s description of their family from his blog (which you should totally go check out) is “12 kids from 4 continents, 1 deaf dog, 7 seven chickens, and 2 exhausted parents all living under one roof”. Such a special family makes for a really fun afternoon of documentary photography.

From Amy and Adam:

“Dear Heather,

We just had to send you a note to thank you for the work you did on our documentary session – we love the results! 12 kids, a deaf dog and two exhausted parents make a traditional portrait session impossible. Your creative method of inserting yourself into the middle of our lives then, blending into the background is amazing! You captured the beauty, fun and uniqueness that makes us a family. Your artistry is a keepsake for us to treasure for a lifetime.

Thanks again,

Amy and Adam Boroughs

Also, several of these awesome children have special needs, and being the parent of a child with special needs myself, I totally understand the struggle there could be trying to get traditional family photos. This is one of the many reasons I love documentary sessions. The kids can wear what they are comfortable in, they can be in a place they feel safe and comfortable in (their own home), there’s no pressure to make eye contact with the camera or sit a certain way, they can be doing something they love, if they require a wheelchair or other equipment there won’t be restrictions like there may be in a photo studio, and besides all that practical stuff, you get photos of their awesome personalities, who they naturally are, and you interacting with them, which is awesome for any parent to have. Candid moments are personally favorite photos of my own family. So, if you are the parent of a child with special needs and you need some family photos, please message me, I would love to capture your awesome family!

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