This family gathered for the wonderful occasion of grandma’s 90th birthday – what an amazing milestone to celebrate! The only time everyone could get together with me was mid-morning, which makes for some challenging lighting situations, but we decided to meet at Irvine Terrace Park, which was very close to Grandma’s home, and had some lovely trees to provide shade. I guess I had certain expectations going into this session of how it would be – in the past when I have shot portraits for 90th birthday celebrations, the group has wanted fairly basic, formal poses. This group had me falling down laughing they were so hilarious, and they were up for anything! The kids even made up some story about being engaged and wanting to document their passion for soccer when approached by a friendly local police officer wondering what they were doing hanging from the soccer goals… it was pretty convincing. I’m going to post some of the more traditional poses – and maybe the hilarious one in another post! Enjoy your sneak peak, and a huge congrats to Grandma for making it to 90 years old – many happy returns!