Family photoshoots have proven to be a great catalyst for family bonding. as a photographer, it gives me the opportunity to connect with members of the family in a calm and relaxed atmosphere, void of "wedding hassles" 🙈. when i got the call, my client said, "damell, we want to have a family photoshoot, but there are about 17 of us"😮😃. she sensed my shock(she doesn't have 15 children), "it includes my parents, siblings and their children"..... she clarified 😃. so, we shared some ideas on outfits and location and the best way to make it fun and less stressful for everyone, especially her elderly parents. one thing that excited me immediately was when she said she wanted an outdoor shoot. i was like, yesssss 🕺🏾🕺🏾. now, studio shoots are great and all, but they are quite limiting and i wasn't going to waste the beautiful exteriors that worked really well with our ideas.