First Look: Wright and Carhart family

Carrie works with me at my “day job” and said she wanted some family pictures taken in December. She has three kids, all high school and older, and also boyfriend Todd. From there, Todd’s two daughters wanted into the fray, plus their kids and their great-granddad Bob. What started out small became a two-hour, 13-person extravaganza and it was a blast!

Remembering all the names was crazy difficult for a guy like me who absolutely sucks at it. Shane, Carrie, Todd, Brandi, Mandy, Danica, Collin, Caylen, Bob, Angela, Shawn, Jason and others. I feel bad if I missed any names, but I only got most of those because I am friends with a few on Facebook now *grin*

Crazy moments…I made Mandy, Collin and Caylen sit on some grass against a wall for a picture, only to discover Mandy found a nasty pile of ants that decided to bite her about 10-20 times!  First true photoshoot mishap!

And then Brandi is in the Honor Guard and had to show up, shoot photos for just about 10-15 minutes, and run off. She changed from uniform to civilian clothes right there in the open by the Scottsdale Public Library, with her family shielding her from the rest of the world. It was hilarious.

(BTW, silly me asked her to salute…I knew I was lame right when I said it)

Even though it was two hours, it felt fast and I hope I got everything I needed to. I think we did get some nice memories out of it. One of my favorites is the last picture…with Bob and his great-granddaughter Danica.

Thanks so much guys for letting me do this…you were so laid back and fun, made it all that much easier!

  • http://www.behindmyeyes.me Jim Denham

    Mike…these are amazing! The one of Grandpa is awesome! Well done my friend!

  • Sara

    The last picture of the little girl and her grandfather is my FAVORITE! what an amazing picture for her to have later in life!

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  • jina

    These are great! The last one of course is amazing… but I also like a couple of close-ups. Really cute.

  • http://www.trevordayleyblog.com Trevor Dayley

    These are fantastic. Great job capturing all sorts of photos for them including those showing off personality!

  • Megan Edwards

    Aunt carrie, brandi, shane and shawn,
    You guys are amazing! I miss you guys very much.
    (:

  • Mike

    Thanks so much everyone…a wonderful, fast-paced shoot, had a ton of fun!