It isn’t every day you get the chance to do family photography for four generations all packed into about two hours. One great granny, two grandparents, four sets of parents and a heap of children and grandchildren…all together from the four corners of the globe. I suppose it is quite a privilege to capture such an event, and be part of it the reunion in the process.
The setting was once again the majestic Drakensberg, close to ATKV Drakensville. The mountains just does not fail when it comes to delivering inspiring vistas to capture some memorable images. With the backdrops and vistas provided, all I was sweating over was how do I shoot about twenty people in two hours. I couldn’t miss a moment.
It turns out this bunch wasn’t the shy type. All of them, from Great Granny to the youngest offspring, took charge. All I had to do was make sure the ‘chaos’ was captured on ‘film’. There was a good mix of extremely accommodating children and less accommodating ones. This all made for an interesting session. Parents trying to coerce grumpy kids into making some memorable family photos only increase the opportunities to capture.
It was a downright memorable experience, and the joy and love in these images speak of bonds that stretch over four generations. Many blessings.